From a July 10 article entitled "Why Is the Commissioning of the New Embassy Complexes of the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. in Moscow and Washington Being Delayed?" in the official Soviet newspaper Izvestia:
And what about "Soviet technical infiltration" of the new building of the U.S. Embassy? The intensity of the current outcry notwithstanding, no proofs were furnished overseas to confirm it. By contrast, only recently samples of special equipment planted in the Soviet institutions in the United States, including offices and residential quarters of the new embassy compound of the U.S.S.R., were demonstrated. . . . At a news conference in Washington, journalists were shown American eavesdropping devices "in their natural state" and were given the opportunity to see for themselves where and how they had been installed by "master craftsmen" for the U.S. secret services.
This is why such feverish attempts are made in the United States to put a propaganda smoke screen to conceal operations of its own secret services against Soviet representative offices and to switch attention to the so-called "intrigues of Soviet authorities" with respect to the U.S. Embassy in the U.S.S.R.
Well, it's nothing new. . . It could seem to someone that no serious attention should be paid to that -- one of many -- anti-Soviet plans of our opponents in the United States. Perhaps this could be so, but only if the case in point was merely caprices and ambitions of the American secret services or the striving to distract, with this cheap ploy, the attention of the U.S. public from the domestic political difficulties encountered by the current U.S. administration. All this is obvious enough, although, quite naturally, all this is dangerous of and in itself for the interests of the normal course and development of Soviet-American relations.