Who Are the Russian Spies Nabbed in New York City?

Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan,  Jan 26, 2015 after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,  according to authorities. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan, Jan 26, 2015 after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Three Russian citizens who lived in the United States for years as spies were unremarkable to the casual observer. Yet in the end, they were...


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