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Russia-US Relations / Bush’s European Visit / Putin Interview #790328

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 06, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Bush’s trip to Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the allies’ victory in World War II noted. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s criticism of Bush’s visit to Latvia and the Iraq war featured; details given of Bush’s call for Russia to denounce its annexation of Baltic states after the war; scenes shown of the president & Laura Bush arriving in Latvia. [BUSH – says this is a bittersweet moment for people in America who are from the Baltics.] [With Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes,” PUTIN {thru translator} – talks about world leaders uniting to counter threats; says democracy cannot be exported to another place.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Riga, Latvia: Bill Plante) The reaction from the White House to Putin’s criticism and the strain between US & Russian leaders discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) More of the Putin interview on “60 Minutes” noted.

Schieffer, Bob;
Plante, Bill

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