Canada: Not a Plugged Nickel?

Ever since the spy story broke, the Russian Embassy in Ottawa has watched the damaging developments in tight-lipped silence. Last week it turned a blast on the man who spilled the beans—ex-Embassy code clerk Igor Gouzenko.

In a curt statement, the Embassy charged that attempts had been made "to cast a shadow and to discredit" members of its diplomatic staff. Cried the Embassy: "The sources of this slanderous information are the false statements of the former employe . . . Gouzenko, who has stolen money from the Embassy and who is indictable for the committed crime in case of his return...

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