what was the incident where a russian official during the cold war gave the president a gift with a mic inside

they used it to spy on the american oval office and get really important details, it made us look pretty dumb, anyone remember?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes i recall watching it on a documentary, happened in the 1950's, the Soviets planted a bug in the U.S. Seal at the American Embassy in Moscow.

  • Carly
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    5 years ago

    Do you really think the Russians wanted to take over a country the size of the United States? They just didn't want the US killing 28 million of their citizens like the Nazis did in WWII. With thousands of nuclear weapons pointed at them, from their perspective, it sure looked like the US was going to out do Hitler. Let's look at historical facts: Russia doesn't station troops away from it's own region. It prefers to stay in its own neighborhood. When the Russians liberated the Northern part of Korea from the Japanese in 1945, they quickly withdrew their troops after a stable North Korean government was set up. The US set up the South Korean government, but stationed troops there (far from the United States). Today there still is 38,000 US soldiers in South Korea. Not one Russian soldier is in North Korea. Ruth: One day we will be, when we have learned from our mistakes and errors of the past.

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