ESPIONAGE: Don't Go Near the Water

Seattleites were pleased but slightly puzzled by Soviet Naval Lieutenant Nikolai G. Redin. The dark, handsome, 29-year-old lieutenant did his work as a Soviet Purchasing Commission liaison officer without a word about Marx, Engels, commissars or strikes. He was polite, played squash, drank bourbon and once enlivened a New Washington Hotel stag party by dropping to his heels and doing the "kazatski." After he had been in Seattle a while (he came in 1942), some people who had been a little uppish about Russians began to think better of them.

One day last week Lieut. Redin seemed like a stranger...

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