Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 22, 2014.
The FBI announced on Monday that it had busted a Russian spy ring.
According to a federal complaint filed by FBI special agent Gregory Monaghan in a Manhattan federal court on Friday, an alleged spy, Evgeny Buryakov, posed as a banker in the New York office of an unnamed Russian bank.
However, Monaghan said Buryakov (a.k.a. “Zhenya”) was actually on “deep cover” and working for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service to gather intelligence and transmit it back to Moscow.
The complaint also alleges that Buryakov helped “formulating questions to be used for intelligence-gathering purposes by others associated with a leading Russian-state-owned news organization.”
Additionally, the complaint said Buryakov worked with two other men who were involved in intelligence gathering activities for the Foreign Intelligence Service (also known as the SVR) — Victor Podobnyy…
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