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Accused Soviet Spy Not at Work or Home

September 15, 1986

UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ Accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov has been moved out of his home in the Bronx and is not at his United Nations job, sources said Monday.

Zakharov, a physicist who worked in a technology transfer bureau of the United Nations, has not returned to his Bronx home since his arrest in August, according to Yvette Vogel, his landlady and downstairs neighbor.

″They took his belongings away about a week ago,″ she said.

Zakharov was released Friday when American reporter Nicholas Daniloff was released from a Soviet prison to the custody of the U.S. ambassador in Moscow. The Soviets have accused Daniloff of espionage.

Zakharov, released in the custody of the Soviet ambassador to the United States, Yuri Dubinin, is forbidden to travel outside a 25-mile radius of the United Nations.

U.N. sources said Zakharov, accused of attempting to recruit an employee of a U.S. defense contractor to collect classified information, was placed on ″special leave with pay″ by the United Nations pending the outcome of his case.

His office was locked after anti-Soviet grafitti was painted on his blotter, a U.N. spokesman said.

Spokesman Francois Giuliani said Zakharov is not performing any official U.N. functions.

Soviet officials refused to discuss his whereabouts. Under the agreement covering his release, he is required to check in with U.S. marshals daily.

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