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Spies and Embassies

The Russian Foreign Ministry today lodged a formal protest against the United States in response to the report of the tunnel under the Soviet Embassy. But it was not so many years ago that the United States was protesting the discovery of listening devices in the new American Embassy in Moscow. NPR's Tom Gjelten looks back on a tradition of eavesdropping that seems to have survived the Cold War.

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