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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Diplomat Denied Visa

HELSINKI, Finland () -- In a largely symbolic move, Finland on Friday canceled the visa of a Russian diplomat accused of helping a notorious Swedish spy escape to the Soviet Union. The diplomat has already left Finland.


The allegations center around Stig Bergling, called Sweden's most damaging post-war spy, who escaped from a prison in his home country in 1987 and fled to the Soviet Union by way of Finland.