• Short Summary

    ITALY HAS EXPELLED A SOVIET DIPLOMAT ACCUSING HIM OF INVOLVEMENT IN A HUGE SOVIET SPY RING COVERING NATO BASES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND SCANDINAVIA.

  • Description

    ITALY HAS EXPELLED A SOVIET DIPLOMAT ACCUSING HIM OF INVOLVEMENT IN A HUGE SOVIET SPY RING COVERING NATO BASES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND SCANDINAVIA. THE ACTION TOUCHES OFF ITALY'S BIGGEST SPY SCANDAL SINCE THE WAR.

    THE DIPLOMAT, MR. YURI PAVLENKO, FLEW TO MOSCOW ABOARD A CZECHOSLOVAKIAN AIRLINER WITH HIS WIFE, NATALIA, AND THEIR CHILD. HE HAD BEEN ORDERED TO LEAVE ITALY WITHIN 48 HOURS.

    MR. PAVLENKO, AN ATTACHE AT THE ROME EMBASSY, WAS SEIZED ON MONDAY NIGHT WHILE PICKING UP A ROLL OF FILM AND INFORMATION.

    ITALIAN AUTHORITIES ARE INTERROGATING A CRACK ITALIAN PARACHUTIST AND TWO OTHER ALLEGED SPIES. THEY ARE GIORGIO RINALDI, HIS WIFE AND HIS DRIVER ARMAN GIRARD. THEY WERE ARRESTED ON MARCH 15. SO FAR THEY HAVE NOT BEEN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.

    THE ALLEGED SOVIET SPY NETWORK WAS REPORTED TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST UNMASKED SINCE THE WAR, EXTENDING OVER SPAIN, FRANCE, MOROCCO, CYPRUS, GREECE AND SCANDINAVIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6G71M10C0N5NCG3TIVGI4YXX
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6G71M10C0N5NCG3TIVGI4YXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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