FBI releases surveillance photos, video of Russian spies

31st October 2011, Comments 0 comments

The FBI has released declassified photos and a video taken during the decade-long surveillance of 10 Russian "deep cover" spies who were arrested and deported last year.

The video showed Anna Chapman, a 28-year-old spy whose nude pictures and racy romances made her an instant tabloid sensation, meeting in a New York coffee shop with an undercover US agent.

The surveillance photos showed other members of the ring in various public places, meeting other members, walking through the streets alone, and one of them at their Harvard graduation ceremony.

Dated October 25, the release also included documents but most of those were entirely censored or had been previously released.

The spies were arrested June 26, 2010 after a decade-long investigation code-named "Ghost Stories" and deported nearly two weeks later after pleading guilty to espionage charges.

© 2011 AFP

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