Nation: Saga of a Decadent Defector

A Soviet playboy embarrasses the CIA

Vacation in the Caribbean. A high-priced girlfriend. A luxury Washington apartment. Onetime senior Soviet Diplomat and U.N. Under Secretary-General Arkadi Shevchenko, 48, has hardly maintained a classless society's life-style since he defected to the U.S. last spring. After being debriefed by the CIA, he has not only enjoyed freedom of movement, but also savored the fruits of capitalism. Using at least four aliases and always trailed in public by a CIA or FBI bodyguard, the Ukrainian has been frequenting Washington's bars and discos and relaxing at resorts...

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