Foreign News: Dilemma

The British in Moscow, like the Americans before them, last week got an eviction notice from their Russian landlords. They were given three months to find a new building for their embassy and get out of the 19th century sugar-baron's mansion across the Moskva river from the Kremlin, which they have occupied for nearly 25 years.

For one minor member of the embassy staff, 31-year-old Storekeeper George Bundock, the order raised a special complication. Since he was convicted in 1948 on a morals charge involving a Russian girl and sentenced to 18 months in prison, Bundock has stayed in the embassy, with...

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