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INFORMATION RESTRICTED wrote:
> 
> In 1984 while still under communist rule, I would often recieve Christmas
> (a Christian holiday) cards from Governement organizations in the Soviet
> Union.  99% of my mail from communist countries at the time were sifted
> through.  I often wondered if it was us or them doing the opening, then
> it came, a letter from Turkey  ( I think) had been opened, and the feds
> put their paperwork in the envelope and mailed it to me, a classic
> screw-up, all their little checklists, red marks government seals and
> everthing!  Think our mail's secure???  I wonder what happend to my
> original letter, they could have at least sent it to me themselves!
> 
> Kurt
> 
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> On Fri, 11 Jun 1999 13:29:14 -0700 (PDT) Mike thompson <wb8erj@yahoo.com>
> writes:
> >As far as not receiving stuff from the Soviets, it is
> >that either (probably both) that their postal system
> >is corrupt, or that the KGB goes through suspisious
> >mail. This is common knowledge for those in the old
> >Soviet bloc. Those of is in the "free world" assume
> >secure delivery of our mail, in the old Soviet Bloc,
> >it is assumed that things will be opened, and gone
> >through...
> >
> >My daughter has a pen pal in Russia, we have first
> >hand experience of our mail being opened, and stuff
> >end up missing...
> >
> >
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A bit more:

(1) I sent a few gifts to an OK1 station in Chechoslovakia in the "bad
old days". He received them all. 

(2) If you got mail from those areas, you could have been under "mail
cover". The situation above seems to be that.
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