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10 Russian spies depart the US

07-09-2010 16:46 BJT

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Ten people who pleaded guilty to spying for Russia in the United States are on their way to Europe.

They boarded a Vienna bound charter flight at New York's Laguardia airport Thursday evening. The suspects agreed in court to be deported to Russia.

he U.S. Justice Department says Moscow agreed to release four people imprisoned for suspected contact with Western intelligence agencies.

Such swaps are not unprecedented but were more a fixture of the Cold War era between the US and Russia.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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