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Soviet stunts

My old boss Bob Evans mentions foreign reporters sent home [from Moscow] after refusing KGB attempts to recruit them. Was that move also pressed on British diplomats, I wonder. I remember a future British ambassador, later highly distinguished in Sovietology and intelligence matters, who as a junior diplomat had to return to London after a drunk (Russian) stepped out in front of his car. Accidentally on purpose, presumably. I don’t remember whether the victim died but I always believed it was what the Soviets called a “stunt”. Russian for a stunt is tryuk - a noun formed on the basis of our English “trick”. The Looking Glass War also had its peculiar vocabulary. ■