World: From Russia, with Interest

Blissfully surrounded by bales of Canadian $1 bills totaling $36,000, Toronto Businessman Wallace Edwards, 54, hoisted a glass of Russian vodka and savored victory. In the preceding days, he had legally seized a $13 million freighter, frozen the bank accounts of the Soviet embassy in Ottawa and, in the process, succeeded in collecting a 13-year-old account from a rather unusual debtor—the Kremlin. It was without doubt one of the most dogged dunning operations on record.

It seems that in 1967 Edwards' now defunct Ottawa-based printing company had produced a magazine for the Soviet Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal, but the Soviets...

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