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The Nation

In the latest round of tit-for-tat diplomacy between Washington and Moscow, Secretary of State James A. Baker III has ordered a New York-based Soviet trade official to leave the United States by next week, it was announced. With two Soviets expelled from the United States and one American from Moscow thus far this month, State Department spokesman Charles Redman expressed hope there will be no further expulsions. The ouster of Sergei Malinin, an employee of the Soviet trade organization Amtorg, was in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion of a U.S. Army attache from the Soviet Union last week. Redman said Baker told Soviet Ambassador Yuri Dubinin he was concerned by the Soviet expulsion of Army Lt. Col. Francis Van Gundy on March 14.


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