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NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dana Lewis) Firing of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's entire cabinet and the return of former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin to office reported; drop in Russian stock market and value of ruble reported. [YELTSIN (thru translator) - says nobody expected Russia's economy to be hit so hard.] [Flower SELLER (thru translator) - says things got worse under Yeltsin's old prime minister.] [Carnegie Endowment Dmitri TRENIN - says bringing back Chernomyrdin was an attempt to buy time.] [Former Soviet President Mikhail GORBACHEV (thru translator) - says Yeltsin has lost it.]

Lewis, Dana;
Williams, Brian

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