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Russia / Economy / Political Turmoil / Summit #625921

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dana Lewis) Political turmoil caused by economic crisis in Russia with an extreme decline in value of the ruble reported; rumors of the resignation of President Boris Yeltsin and denials of same rumors reported. [PERSON (thru translator) - says she cannot get her money from the bank.] [Columbia University Robert LEGVOLD - says Yeltsin has lost his confidence.]

(Studio: Ron Insana) Negative effects of the Russian economic crisis on world stock markets reported; third largest drop in United States stock market ever reported.

(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: David Bloom) Continued plans for President Clinton to attend an economic summit with Yeltsin in Moscow reported; lack of confirmation of rumors of Yeltsin resignation reported. [National Security Advisor Sandy BERGER - asks if Russia's new government will change course.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace David KRAMER - says the planned summit would be an awkward meeting.]

Bloom, David;
Insana, Ron;
Lewis, Dana;
Williams, Brian

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