Foreign News: The Wolves

With hundreds of key operators working under diplomatic immunity in foreign embassies, the Soviet MVD's foreign-intelligence section has long been the world's biggest and busiest espionage organization. But allied counter-espionage agencies are beginning to box in the Russians. Since 1950 the U.S. has declared 13 Soviet diplomatic employees persona non grata. The practice has spread to Holland, Denmark and Sweden, which have recently demanded the withdrawal of suspected Soviet embassy spies. Last month the FBI, arresting Jacob Albam and Myra and Jack Soble on charges of being Soviet agents (TIME, Feb. 4), hinted that it had evidence of a vast spy...

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