Canada: deported Russian spy sues for readmittance

by Walter Olson on October 5, 2006

“A former Russian undercover agent who lived under a false name in Toronto and spied for the Russian government is suing Canada’s immigration department for refusing to allow her to return here as a landed immigrant.” Elena Miller, nee Yelena Olshanskaya, thinks Ottawa should let bygones be bygones about her spy past: “I have dealt with the Canadian government in a co-operative, respectful and low-key manner, despite inquiries from the Canadian media and offers for a book/film,” she said. (Marina Jimenez, “Russian spy sues Ottawa for being left out in cold”, Globe and Mail (Toronto), Oct. 4).