POLAND: Dinner with the Bezpieczenstwo

John Scott, head of TIME'S Berlin Bureau, was arrested in Poland on his way to cover the recent referendum. Last week he cabled this account of some interesting hours spent with the Bezpieczenstwo, the secret police which is supposed to be Polish but appears to contain some citizens of another country:

At Poznan headquarters I was turned over to a character right out of Gogol—a middleaged, dark-bearded gentleman in the uniform of a Polish major, nine medals (not ribbons, medals) on his chest. His name was Vinokurov—a distinctly Russian name, but he agreed...

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