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Russia-US Relations #859246

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Elizabeth Palmer) The strained relations between Russia and the US examined; details given of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s accusation that the US may plunge the whole world into conflict by using overwhelming military force and of anger over US plans for military facilities in the Czech Republic and Poland; scenes shown of a ceremony on Defense of the Fatherland Day at the Kremlin. [Former Soviet President Mikhail GORBACHEV† {thru translator} – says the last straw was when Defense Secretary Robert Gates said America needs large armed forces to defend against Russia and China.] [Russian defense analyst Pavel FELGENHAUER†- notes Russian anger over US interference.] The announcement from Russia's national airline, Aeroflot, that it has suspended negotiations to buy new jets from Boeing noted.

Mitchell, Russ;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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