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Europe / World War II / Bush Visit / Latvia / Russia #789336

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 2005
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Protests in Amsterdam, Netherlands, against President Bush's visit to Europe on the eve of the defeat of Nazi Germany shown.

(Maastrict, Netherlands: Bill Plante) The implications of Bush's trip to Europe for US relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin† examined; scenes shown of Bush in Riga, Latvia. [BUSH - says democracies are peaceful countries; states the end of the war brought occupation to the Baltics.] [Latvia newspaper editor Pauls RAUDSEPS†- says the Stalinism system that defeated Nazi Germany was evil.] [BUSH - speaks about freedom of worship, freedom of the press, economic liberty & the rule of law.] Bush's balancing act with Russia & eastern Europe noted.

Mitchell, Russ;
Plante, Bill

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