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Europe / World War II / Bush Visit / Latvia / Cohen Interview #789320

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Riga, Latvia: Terry Moran) President Bush's visit to Europe on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II there featured; scenes shown from Riga, Latvia; details given of the problems for Bush in being between the Baltic states taken over by the USSR after the war & his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin†. [In interview, Latvian President Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA†- speaks against Russia.] [In interview, Russian foreign minister Sergei LAVROV†- gives the Russian viewpoint.] [BUSH - talks about Russian democracy.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Live interview held with New York University professor Stephen Cohen about Bush & the Russians. [COHEN - says each of these countries has its own historical truth, so we will see Bush trying to balance these conflicting truths; predicts we will see the last ceremonial acts of friendship between Russia & the US & we will see something akin to a cold war.]

Woodruff, Bob;
Moran, Terry

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