Ever since the dramatic climax of the Kasenkina affair (TIME, Aug. 16 et seq.), the U.S.S.R. has looked ridiculously like a man who has lit up an explosive cigar. But last week the Soviet Foreign Office shaped its singed eyebrows into a frown and did its indignant best to act as though some capitalist had thrown a bomb.

Moscow managed to sound almost abused in answering the announcement that Jacob Lomakin, Soviet consul general in New York, was being ejected by the U.S. It rejected the State Department's accusations on the grounds that they were "unfounded and contrary to fact."...

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