When Russia's President Gorbachev came to Canada before the Communist Government fell with the USSR, he visited with a former Soviet politician living in Canada to discuss their future plans. They were both invited to a Canadian politician's farmhouse, where their entourage played cards in the recreation room, smoked cigars and ate Canadian food. When these two political figures went out for their pivotal walk in planning Perestoika in the fields, both wearing their Fedorahs, the intelligence agencies (the KGB & CSIS) on both sides were upset that they couldn't monitor their discussions. It's quite amusing!
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from the article: An ear for an ear: Why even allies aren't exempt from espionage