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How a Hot Dog Stand Found Itself In the Soviet Union's Crosshairs

Alvin Ward
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During the Cold War, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union could have boiled over at any moment. Both countries’ apparatuses of government intelligence kept constant surveillance on each other, though unwitting parties often strayed into the crosshairs.

Sometimes, as our video above shows, those unwitting parties sold hot dogs.

Banner image via Getty.

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