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Russia / Yeltsin / Factory Workers / Vodka #615186

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Angry noises from the Russian Parliament about replacing President Boris Yeltsin due to his inability to run the country because of chronic health problems reported. Russian factory workers said being paid by companies with what they produce in lieu of paychecks.

(Moscow: Rob Reynolds) Russia's plans to crack down on the black market vodka smuggling due to the loss in sales from one of the nation's chief exports featured; scenes shown of the smugglers with cases of stolen Stolichnaya. [Grandmother/vodka peddler "IRINA", vodka DRINKERS (thru translator) - talk about their national drink.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Reynolds, Rob

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