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Russia-US Relations / Bush’s European Visit #789425

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 06, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush’s trip to Europe for the 60th anniversary of victory in Europe in World War II noted.

(Riga, Latvia: David Gregory) The strained relationship between the US & Russia prompted by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s retreat from democratic reform examined; scenes shown of the president & Laura Bush arriving in Latvia; details given about the tension in the Baltic nations over Soviet aggression after the war; response from White House press secretary Scott McClellan to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov††’s protest of Bush’s trip to Latvia in a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice quoted. [BUSH – says people in the Baltics don’t view the celebration in Russia as a day of liberation.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David
Duration:
00:02:20

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