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(Studio) Top USSR official Arkady Shevchenko recalled defecting to United States 10 years ago; his memoirs "Breaking With Moscow" mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(New York City) Shevchenko's role in USSR government and decision to defect reviewed. [SHEVCHENKO - discusses pain involved in decision.] [Then United Nations ambassador Dan. Patrick MOYNIHAN - notes Shevchenko's sacrifices.] [SHEVCHENKO - recalls CIA's instructions to him to spy for them; notes importance of information he gave CIA.] [MOYNIHAN - recalls shock to Soviet system of Shevchenko's defection.] Significance of Shevchenko's information on USSR 's foreign policy system and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko considered. [SHEVCHENKO - is proud to have helped United States government]
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi
- Cioffi, Lou;
- Jennings, Peter
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