US charges 'Cold War spy ring' trio

January 27, 2015 2:47 AM

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US charges 'Cold War spy ring' trio

Three men have been charged in the US over a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information hidden in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university.

The trio were directed by Russian authorities "to gather intelligence on, among other subjects, potential United States sanctions against Russian banks and the United States' efforts to develop alternative energy resources", according to a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan.

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