The FBI has just released a trove of videos and documents regarding a Russian Spy Ring operating within the United States.
In June 2010, the FBI arrested 10 Russian operatives who had been
living in the United States for years but secretly reporting to Moscow’s
Foreign Intelligence Agency. Known as “illegals” — because they were
deep-cover agents without diplomatic immunity — they had sought to “hide
all connections between themselves and Russia,” the bureau said at the
Within days of the agents’ arrest, they were swapped
with Moscow for four men being held by Russia. U.S. officials insisted
the “illegals” never obtained classified documents, and experts said
their chief role was most likely to work as “spotters,” by selecting
individuals who could be recruited to work for Moscow.
vid 1: Anna Chapman and an undercover agent meet in a coffee shop in New York, NY, 6/26/2010.
vid 2: Synchronized videos of Anna Chapman in a department store and Russian
government official outside near store, 1/20/2010.
vid 3: Richard Murphy (in shorts) and Michael Zottoli (in jeans), Brooklyn, NY, 9/26/2009.
vid 4: Michael Zottoli recovers a package from a dead drop, 6/8/2006.
vid 5: Video of meeting between Michael Zottoli and Richard Murphy at Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 6/20/2004.
vid 6: Meeting between Michael Zottoli and Richard Murphy, 3/7/2010
vid 7: Christopher Metsos' brush pass with official from Russian Mission in New York, 5/16/ 2004.
vid 8: Christopher Metsos' brush pass with official from Russian Mission in New York, 5/16/ 2004.
vid 9: Richard Murphy meets with Russian government official, North White Plains Train Station, NY, 6/6/2009.
vid 10: Semenko filling a dead drop, Arlington, VA, 6/26/2010.
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