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Europe / World War II / Bush-Putin Meeting / V-E Day #789359

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 08, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Moscow: David Gregory) President Bush's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin† during V-E Day in Europe featured; scenes shown from Moscow of Bush driving Putin's 1956 Volga & Bush honoring American World War II dead in the Netherlands; details given of the controversy over Russia's retreat from democratic reforms. [BUSH - talks about Russian sacrifice in defeat of Nazism.] [Russian affairs expert Mike McFAUL†- says Russia is going in the wrong direction.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE†- comments on the Bush-Putin relationship.] The chillier nature of the relationship between Bush & Putin discussed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Celebrations in Washington, DC, for the end of the war shown.

(London: Charles Sabine) The commemorations in Britain marking the end of World War II in Europe featured; scenes shown of Prince Charles, his new wife, the Duchess of Cornwall & the festivities in Trafalgar Square & Buckingham Palace now & in 1945. [Briton Iris DEGRUSCHI‡- remembers manic London in 1945.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Gregory, David;
Sabine, Charles

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