July 10th, 2010
03:08 AM ET
13 years ago

U.S., Russia swap spies

Washington (CNN) - The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna, Austria, a U.S. official and Russian media said.

The plane carrying 10 Russian agents, who were expelled from the United States on Thursday for intelligence gathering, landed at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Friday afternoon, the airport press office said.

"The United States has successfully transferred 10 Russian agents to the Russian Federation and the Russian Federation has released four individuals who had been incarcerated in Russia," Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, said in a statement released as the plane landed in Moscow. "The exchange of these individuals ... has been completed."

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  1. tokyoto

    this is like comfort food for the older generations. Cold war redux. And, Obama haters get to play too.

    July 10, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |