CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1989
Five UCLA medical students are visiting the Soviet Union as part of an exchange program aimed at improving world peace, school officials say. The trip is the first activity between the Westwood university and its new sister school--Riga Medical Institute in Latvia. During their two-week trip, the students will examine the Soviet health-care system and participate in social activities. They are to return on July 24.
March 16, 1991 |
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and Secretary of State James A. Baker III failed to break a logjam in arms control talks Friday and disagreed over whether the United States is free to use military force in Iraq. But they still expressed confidence that U.S.-Soviet relations are slowly improving after what Gorbachev called "an uneasy period."
February 7, 1992 |
Vice President Dan Quayle on Thursday pledged American support for the three Baltic states and announced $18 million in additional U.S. aid to them. Quayle, arriving from Finland, expressed America's support for Estonia which, with Latvia and Lithuania, regained independence from the Soviet Union in September.
September 18, 1991 |
President Bush told the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Tuesday that he will exert U.S. pressure on the fraying central government of the Soviet Union to remove thousands of Soviet troops from the newly independent Baltic republics. "All three presidents did ask (Bush) for his support . . . in getting Soviet troops out of their countries," White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said after a hastily scheduled meeting between Bush and Presidents Arnold F.
January 12, 1990 |
The Bush Administration has concluded that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia probably will succeed in winning some form of independence from the Soviet Union and has decided that the best policy for the United States is simply to keep out of the way, officials said Thursday. "We think independence is coming" for the three Baltic states, one official said. "It may take some time, and there may be a transitional period first. But the whole direction of the process is toward independence."
August 27, 1991 |
President Bush said Monday that the march toward independence by Soviet republics has become "inexorable" but insisted that it is not yet time for the United States to join the rush toward formal recognition of the break-away Baltic states. The cautious stance reflects what Bush described as his concern that too "precipitous" a move by the United States could nudge a highly fluid Soviet Union further toward dissolution and disorder.