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Russia / Crisis / Summit #626007

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dana Lewis) Departure of President Clinton to Moscow for a summit meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin reported; rejection of Viktor Chernomyrdin as Prime Minister reported. [CHERNOMYRDIN (thru translator) - says Russia is on the verge of political and economic breakdown.] [Carnegie Endowment director Alan ROUSSO - says the political leaders are playing their hands while Russia collapses.] [Artistico Cafe director David DAWSON - explains why his business does not accept Russian credit cards.] [Muscovite "RENATA" - says she is worried about the economic problems.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Claire Shipman) Clinton's visit to Russia reported; emphasis on economic concerns during summit given. [CLINTON - says he hopes Russia will continue to reform.] [Russian affairs expert Robert LEGVOLD - says Clinton had to go to Russia.] [Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom Dmitri SIMES - stresses respect for the Russians.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, Dana;
Shipman, Claire

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