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May 30, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Although the Soviet government had no immediate comment on President Bush's proposal for across-the-board, East-West troop and arms reductions in Europe, the official Soviet news agency Tass welcomed it as "the first answer of the new American Administration to concrete proposals put forward earlier by the Soviet Union and the Warsaw treaty organization." Tass noted that, "for the first time, helicopters and combat aircraft are mentioned, both of which the United States refused to negotiate on before," thus meeting a major Soviet demand.
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July 30, 1986 | United Press International
Soviet President Andrei A. Gromyko met Tuesday with Turkish Prime Minister Turgut Ozal, Tass reported.
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March 30, 1988 | From Reuters
There were 38 major fires in the Soviet Union last year, causing $50 million in damage, the Tass news agency reported Tuesday.
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February 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will visit Australia and Indonesia next month, the news agency Tass said Sunday. It gave no details.
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June 19, 1985 | United Press International
Syrian President Hafez Assad flew to Moscow today for talks on the Middle East peace with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Tass press agency said. Assad and Gorbachev agreed during their meeting that a separate Palestinian state is the key to peace in the region, Tass said.
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September 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Soviet planes and ships will deliver emergency medical supplies, tents and blankets to drought and flood victims in India, the Tass news agency said Saturday. Tass did not say how much aid would be provided or when it would be dispatched.
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June 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The top stage of a Proton booster rocket failed to burn completely in the atmosphere after putting three satellites into orbit, and fragments fell near the U.S.-Canadian border, Tass press agency reported today. The two-paragraph dispatch did not say exactly where the fragments from the Proton rocket fell Wednesday, or whether there was any damage. "The incident is being investigated," Tass said. The Proton boosted into orbit the Cosmos satellites numbers 2,022, 2,023 and 2,024, but the third stage of the three-stage rocket failed to burn completely in the atmosphere, Tass said.
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June 5, 1989
Two days of ethnic rioting in Uzbekistan left an undisclosed number of dead, and Soviet authorities have imposed a curfew in portions of the southern republic, the official Tass news agency reported. "Extremist elements provoked unrest," Tass said. It said police and Interior Ministry troops were used to quell the rioting in the republic, which borders Afghanistan. Tass did not say what caused the flare-up. The conflict was among mostly Muslim Uzbeks and ethnic Turk-Meskhetis, Tass said.
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June 6, 1988 | Reuters
Temperatures in Moscow hit 91 degrees today, setting a record for heat in the Soviet capital for the month of June since weather data collection began 109 years ago, Tass reported.
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