U.S.-Russia biggest spy swap since the Cold War, an exchange at Vienna airport

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The Russian agents being released, who were pardoned by President Dmitry Medvedev after signing confessions, are Igor Sutyagin, a nuclear scientist convicted in 2004 of spying for the CIA; Sergei Skripal, a Russia military intelligence officer convicted of spying for Britain; Alexander Zaporozhsky, an ex-colonel who may have given information that led to the arrests of American spies Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames; and Gennady Vasilenko, a former KGB officer whose role in the spy swap is unclear.

Deported from US

  • "Richard Murphy" and "Cynthia Murphy" admitted they were Russians Vladimir Guryev (44) and Lydia Guryev (39)
  • "Donald Howard Heathfield" and "Tracey Lee Ann Foley" admitted they were Russians Andrei Bezrukov (49) and Elena Vavilova (47)
  • "Michael Zottoli" and "Patricia Mills" admitted they were Russians Mikhail Kutsik (49) and Natalia Pereverzeva (36)
  • "Juan Lazaro" admitted he was Russian Mikhail Vasenkov (66) – married to Vicky Pelaez (55), journalist born in Peru
  • Anna Chapman, 28 (maiden name Anya Kushchenko) – real estate entrepreneur, daughter of Russian diplomat
  • Mikhail Semenko – apparently operated under own name
  • MISSING – 11th suspect known as "Christopher Metsos", disappeared while on bail in Cyprus

Deported from Russia

  • Igor Sutyagin, nuclear scientist jailed in 2004 for spying for CIA
  • Sergei Skripal, ex-military intelligence (GRU), jailed for spying for UK in 2006
  • Alexander Zaporozhsky, ex-agent of foreign intelligence service (SVR), jailed for spying in 2003
  • Gennady Vasilenko, said to be former KGB agent, jailed in 2006 over illegal weapons

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10564994.stm

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