RUSSIA: Nobody Here But Us Russians

For the first time since Donald Mac-Lean and Guy Burgess of Britain's Foreign Office disappeared more than two years ago, Moscow was provoked to comment on the case. The Soviet propaganda weekly New Times last week denied that Burgess and MacLean had voluntarily gone or had been lured behind the Iron Curtain. "The insolent, provocative nature of these theories," said the magazine, "stinks to high heaven." As for the recent disappearance of Mrs. MacLean and her three children from Geneva (TIME, Sept. 28), said New Times, that is "insignificant in itself and without the slightest connection with the Soviet Union."


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