Foreign Correspondents: Double Duty in Canada

In Ottawa, Canada's capital, foreign correspondents are just about as rare as palm trees. There are only nine: one from Britain, five from Canada's next-door neighbor, the U.S.—and curiously, three from Russia. Why this heavy Soviet news focus on a government not regarded as of prime interest to Russian readers? If Ottawans wondered, last week Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson supplied an answer. He ordered one of Russia's three Ottawa-based newsmen expelled as a spy.

The odd man out was Vasily Vasilievich Tarasov, 36, a blond, stubby correspondent for Izvestia. Canada accredited Tarasov after...

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