• Short Summary

    FOUR PERSONS WERE ARRESTED IN THE UNITED STATES ON TUESDAY AND CHARGED WITH SPYING FOR THE SOVIET UNION.

  • Description

    FOUR PERSONS WERE ARRESTED IN THE UNITED STATES ON TUESDAY AND CHARGED WITH SPYING FOR THE SOVIET UNION.THE CHARGED SAID THE FOUR HAD CONSPIRED WITH SOVIET MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT U.S.MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, TROOP MOVEMENTS, SHIPPING AND WATERFRONT FACILITIES AND ABOUT DELIVERY OF THE INFORMATION TO THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT.

    THE FOUR WERE ALSO ACCUSED OF USING AN ELABORATE SYSTEM OF SECRET CODES AND CONCEALED "DROPS" WHERE MESSAGES WERE SECRETED.THEY HAD BEEN UNDER SURVEILLANCE BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOR SOME TIME.

    F.B.I.AGENTS ARRESTED TWO OF THE ACCUSED SPIES IN NEW YORK -- IVAN DMITRIEVICH ECOROV, 41, AND HIS WIFE, ALEKSANDRA ECOROV, 39.MR.ECOROV IS EMPLOYED BY THE UNITED NATIONS AS A PERSONNEL OFFICER.BOTH HE AND HIS WIFE ARE SOVIET CITIZENS.

    THE OTHER COUPLE WERE ARRESTED IN WASHINGTON, ALSO BY F.B.I.AGENTS.THE COMPLAINT SAID THEY HAD BEEN LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE ASSUMED NAMES, ROBERT BALTCH AND JOY ANN BALTCH.THEIR REAL NAMES WERE NOT GIVEN.

    MR."BALTCH" WAS SAID BY THE F.B.I.TO HAVE BEEN A PART TIME STUDENT AND TEACHER AND MRS."BALTCH" HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY A WASHINGTON BEAUTY PARLOUR AS A BEAUTICIAN.

    RUSSIA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) DEMANDED THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MR & MRS.ECOROV.THE DEMAND FOR THE ECOROVS' RELEASE WAS MADE BY THE SOVIET CHARGE D'AFFAIRES, MR.GEORGI KORNIENKO, WHEN HE CALLED AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5881Q04V51V1YPZSTPPWOYQ24
    Media URN:
    VLVA5881Q04V51V1YPZSTPPWOYQ24
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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