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Bush Trip / Middle East / Road to the Summit / US-Russia Relations #729712

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 31, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(St. Petersburg: Terry Moran) President Bush's travels en route to the Middle East summit reviewed; scenes shown of Bush visiting the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland & in St. Petersburg, Russia, with President Vladimir Putin†. [BUSH - talks about the "power of evil."] [In Krakow, BUSH - calls for union in defense of liberty.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(St. Petersburg: John Cochran) The Bush-Putin relationship reviewed; details given of Russia's opposition to the war in Iraq. [June 2000, November 2001, BUSH - talks & jokes about Putin.] [New York University Stephen COHEN†- outlines Bush's moves toward Russia that left it feeling badly treated; notes the anti-American feeling in Russia.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Further coverage of the President's trip on "This Week" noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Moran, Terry;
Cochran, John

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