• Short Summary

    THE BELGIUM CORRESPONDENT OF THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY, TASS, WAS EXPELLED FROM BRUSSELS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER POLICE HAD ACCUSED HIM OF ENDANGERING STATE SECURITY.

  • Description

    THE BELGIUM CORRESPONDENT OF THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY, TASS, WAS EXPELLED FROM BRUSSELS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER POLICE HAD ACCUSED HIM OF ENDANGERING STATE SECURITY. THE BELGIUM POLICE SAID THAT THEY HAD UNCOVERED A SOVIET PLOT TO OBTAIN NATO (NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION) SECRETS BY USING A MYSTERIOUS WOMAN CALLED 'MADAME' X'. THE SPY PLAN, DESCRIBED BY A BELGIAN DIPLOMAT AS A "TRULY JAMES BOND-LIKE AFFAIR", INVOLVED MADAME X, A THIRD SECRETARY AT THE SOVIET EMBASSY, A RUSSIAN BUSINESSMAN AND THE BELGIAN CORRESPONDENT OF TASS.

    THE PLOT TO PHOTOGRAPH SECRET MILITARY PAPERS WAS FOILED, SAY POLICE, WHEN SECURITY MEN ARRESTED THE TASS CORRESPONDENT, ANATOLI OGORODNIKOV, YESTERDAY AND ACCUSED HIM OF ENDANGERING STATE SECURITY. HE WAS EXPELLED FROM BELGIUM TODAY, ESCORTED BY SECURITY MEN TO A MOSCOW-BOUND SOVIET AEROFLOT AIRLINER.

    ACCORDING TO THE POLICE, OGORODNIKOV, WHO IS 33 YEARS OLD, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECTING 'MADAME X' TO GET A JOB AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BRUSSELS. WHEN THIS FAILED HE ORDERED HER TO APPLY FOR WORK WITH SHAPE (SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS IN EUROPE) WHICH RECENTLY MOVED FROM PARIS TO SOUTH EAST BELGIUM AS A RESULT OF FRANCE'S WITHDRAWAL FROM NATO'S INTEGRATED MILITARY COMMAND.

    BELGIAN GOVERNMENT SOURCES REFUSED TO CONFIRM OR DENY LOCAL PRESS REPORTS THAT MORE ARRESTS ARE ABOUT TO BE MADE INT HE CASE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVANZ2KZ3AJGWTP9ZH397I765M1
    Media URN:
    VLVANZ2KZ3AJGWTP9ZH397I765M1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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