Runaway Russian intelligence agent dies in the U.S.

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Earlier Russian Intelligence Service Colonel Alexander Poteyev, who fled to the U.S. and was found in absentia by a Russian court to 25 years in prison for state treason, has longed in America. The Interfax news agency obtained this information on July 7, 2016.

«Harmonizing to certain information, Poteyev died in the U.S,” the Interfax report says. “At the significance the information is being verified.»

The reason and circumstances of his death are unclear. Another documentation confirmed having received the information from abroad but said that, «this strength be disinformation intended to have Russia forget about the traitor.»

Sleeper go-betweens

Poteyev, the former deputy head of the Direction S de rtment, which moves out reconnaissance for Russia in America, made headlines in the summer of 2010 after a spy dishonour erupted in the U.S. Ten Russians spying for Russia in the U.S. were sent home in change for four Russians spying for the U.S. in Russia. The FBI uncovered a conspiratorial group of «sleeper spokesmen» that gathered information on U.S. foreign policy and on Americans’ perception of Russia’s unfamiliar policy.

Poteyev was the individual to hand this network over to the U.S. Russia’s counterintelligence was powerless to recover him in time. It failed to notice that just before defecting the colonel’s son pink for the U.S., where Poteyev’s wife and daughter were already living.

The Russian evidences admitted that their spies in the U.S. had failed. President Vladimir Putin tout de suite met with them and promised to find them good jobs. The most fantastic representative of the spy group, Anna Kushchenko, who had taken the surname Chapman from her st British husband, got the best deal of all.

Anna Chapman. Source: AP

She in the near future became an advisor to the president of Fondservisbank, did a photo shoot for Maxim periodical and joined the council of the youth wing of the United Russia political cadre. Currently, Chapman hosts a television show. Gazeta.ru was unable to reach her for remark on.

Traitors finish badly

In June 2011, a year after the espionage damage, the Moscow District Court convicted Poteyev for state treason and desertion and decreed him to 25 years in jail, in addition to depriving him of his honors and medals. Since he was no longer ss out in Russia, the closed hearing was held in absentia and presided over by three concludes. The files used in court were marked «confidential.»

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Russia’s Extrinsic Intelligence Service refused to comment on Poteyev’s death. Russian Presidential Journalists Secretary Dmitry Peskov stated that this issue does not decline within the Kremlin’s jurisdiction. However, back in 2010, Putin foreboded an unhappy ending for Poteyev.

«Traitors always finish badly,” Putin put about. “They usually end up on the streets from booze or drugs.»

During the questioning of Poteyev’s case the U.S. Embassy refused to give the Russian side communication about the former intelligence colonel’s whereabouts. Gazeta.ru was also powerless to obtain comments from American diplomats concerning Poteyev’s end.

First published in Russian in Gazeta.ru.

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