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14 Spies Swapped in Cold War-Style Exchange

The biggest spy swap since the end of the Cold War appeared to have taken place on Friday as Russian and U.S. planes met in Vienna to exchange agents, defusing an espionage drama that had threatened improving relations.

Spy Swap Planes Land in Vienna

A maroon-and-white Boeing 767-200 charter carrying 10 deported Russian agents flew in overnight from New York's La Guardia airport. Within minutes of its arrival, the plane came to a halt behind a Russian Emergency Ministry plane thought to be carrying the four Russians to be exchanged.

Russia Is Said to Free Sutyagin in Spy Swap

The biggest spy swap in Russian history appeared to be set in motion Thursday, when a defense analyst convicted of espionage reportedly landed in Vienna. Meanwhile Russian media reported that spy suspect Anna Chapman would be delivered to Moscow.

Spies Deported to Moscow After Guilty Pleas

In the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, 10 Russian agents who infiltrated suburban America were deported Thursday in exchange for four people convicted of betraying Moscow to the West.

'Spy Ring' Suspects in U.S. Plead Guilty

Associated Press
A U.S.-Russia spy swap seemed to be to unfolding as 10 people accused of spying in suburban America pleaded guilty to conspiracy and were ordered deported to Russia.

Murder Suspects Linked to 2 Yamadayev Plots

Two men accused of killing Chechen commander Ruslan Yamadayev also plotted to assassinate his brother Sulim, their younger brother Isa told Moscow City Court.

Interros Will Vote to Keep Norilsk Board

Vladimir Potanin's Interros holding said it would vote against dismissing Norilsk Nickel's board of directors, and it called fellow shareholder United Company RusAl a "destructive" force.

2 Senators Blast Memorial's Work in Chechnya

The Moscow Times
Two senators harshly criticized Memorial's human rights work in Chechnya, just days after Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov described its members as enemies of the state.

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