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Russia / Elections / The Great Divide #612931

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 15, 1996
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(Studio: Bob Kur) Reports introduced.

(Moscow: John Dancy) The Russian elections that will likely call for a runoff featured; scenes shown of leading candidates Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Communist Gennadi Zyuganov. [Carnegie Center Michael McFAUL - says the electorate is polarized between those wanting to go forward and those nostalgic for the past.] The United States concerns about a Communist victory noted.

(Moscow: Ursula Owre) The great divide in Russia between rural and urban and young and old examined; scenes shown from Moscow. [Businessman Anton LIALIN - says he will leave Russia if Zyuganov wins.] The criticism of Yeltsin's reforms by the elderly noted. [Pensioner Nikolai MIKHAILOV - (thru translator) laments conditions.]

Dancy, John;
Kur, Bob;
Owre, Ursula

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