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U.S. Embassy has history of spying charges, countercharges | AP News - Aug 21, 1985 |

Over the years, Americans have complained that the Soviets used microwave radiation, bugged typewriters, and an underground tunnel full of eavesdropping devices to spy on U.S. Embassy personnel.

On Wednesday, the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy, Charge d'Affaires Richard Combs, said KGB secret police were using a chemical that enabled them to track people's movements.

U.S. officials have protested Soviet electronic surveillance in the past, while the Soviets have regularly accused U.S. diplomats of spying.

Americans living in Moscow have long assumed their telephones and apartments are bugged to monitor their movements and contacts with Soviets.

In 1975, embassy personnel complained that the Soviets had been beaming harmful microwave radiation at the building for years.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 12:46:54 PM EST
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