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Singapore orders out two Russians as spies

The Singapore government ordered the expulsion of a Soviet diplomat and a Soviet official of a local shipyard, accusing them of espionage.

The diplomat, Anatoly Larkin, tried to obtain sensitive military information from a Singapore Army officer, a governmnet statement said. The two Soviets were ordered to leave within 24 hours. The Soviet Embassy declined to comment on the expulsions.

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The Singapore action followed Indonesia's expulsion this month of two Soviet diplomats and the manager of the Soviet Aeroflot's Jakarta office for spying activities.

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