FOREIGN RELATIONS: Prefabricated Agent

As the State Department told it, Missouri-born Russell A. Langelle, 37, security officer in charge of the Marine guards at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, rode city bus No. 107 to work as usual one chilly morning last week, got off about 9 o'clock at the corner of Chaikovskovo Street and Vorovskovo Street, a block from his office. Suddenly, in the very best Eric Ambler fashion, five civilianclad men closed in around him, efficiently pinned his arms, covered his mouth, hauled him into a nearby alley where waited a Zim, the Buick-copied car used by junior Red officials.

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