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22 November 2006

Bad weather for spies

Dear readers,

These days news are decidedly turning around Russian spies, ex-Russian spies or potential Russian spies. It looks like if we had gone back in time to Cold War 50's...

According to the BBC, a man was arrested in Canada, at Trudeau Airport, with forged IDs. The man has been convicted of being a Russiam spy, from the SVR this time. Contrarily to the FSB, similar to the US FBI or the French DST, the SVR is dedicated to external intelligence. The man, known under the alias of Paul William Hampel, would have spied for Russia for about 10 years, stealing especially economic secrets.

The funniest in this story is that "Hampel" will most probably be condemned to being expelled from the Canadian territory, towards Russia. Which is what he was just attempting to do by his own (illegitimate) means when he was arrested...

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