US Busts Alleged Russian Spy Ring in Manhattan

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This article originally appeared at Zero Hedge

Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan Monday, Jan 26

Federal prosecutors in New York charged three men in an alleged Russian spy ring centered in Manhattan and the Bronx, according to a Jan. 23 complaint unsealed today by the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. According to CNN's Shimon Prokupecz, Evgeny Buryakov, working with Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, was trying to recruit NYC residents as intelligence sources for the Russian Federation.

While pure speculation, this gentleman - a New York-based Russian banker with the same name - appears to be the recruiter...

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