CANADA: Guard Lifted

Ever since he fled from Ottawa's Soviet embassy in 1945, Cipher Clerk Igor Gouzenko has been guarded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police against Communist reprisals. Last week his Mountie guard was withdrawn. The government decided that it was no longer practical to keep watch over the Russian fugitive who exposed the Soviet spy ring in Canada.

The removal of his bodyguard was largely Gouzenko's own responsibility. For the first few years after his escape, the guard worked well; Gouzenko lived in deep seclusion, and the Mounties were able to guarantee his security. Later, when royalties rolled in from a...

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