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Within the fall of 1950, newspapers around the globe stated that the Italian-born nuclear physicist Bruno Pontecorvo and his kinfolk had mysteriously disappeared whereas returning to Britain from a vacation journey. simply because Pontecorvo was once recognized to be knowledgeable operating for the united kingdom Atomic strength examine institution, this raised speedy problem for the security of atomic secrets and techniques, specifically whilst it turned identified within the following months that he had defected to the Soviet Union.
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