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United States and USSR Harassment / New York City #42882

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1976
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(Studio) An. embassy in Moscow received 2 bomb scares and workers recd. threatening calls. Soviet actions apparently in retaliation for repeated harassment of Soviet citizens in New York.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) 1000 Russians live and work in NYC. 17 incidents of harassment have occurred to then in 8 weeks In February, 12 forced way into New York bureau of Tass and stopped all work for 2 hrs. 4 shots fired into Russian apt. complex 9 days later. Bomb blew out windows of Soviet airline office March 9. Bomb hid at Soviet trading agency last week Protesters, members of Jewish Defense League, greet Soviets each night as they return from work. [Jewish Defense League Dov FISCH - says Jewish militants will continue violence if Soviet Jews not freed.] [Soviet United Nations Mission Leonid ROMONOV - says not scared and won't lose tempers. Hope authorities will stop it all.] Last month, "Soho News" published names and telephone numbers of "Soviet spies." ["Soho News" reporter Chrystya OLENSKA - says CIA and United States mission have requested that info. publication be stopped.] New York police say they can handle problem. Soviets say United States government conniving or encouraging trouble and there could be more trouble in Moscow. Shot fired into Soviet mission today. State Department pledges vigorous action.
REPORTER: John Martin

Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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