Russia’s “Spy Mania”

A Study of the Case of Igor Sutiagin

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On October 27, 2003, arms researcher Igor Sutiagin faces a troubling anniversary: four years will have passed since security service officers detained him at his home. Ever since, Sutiagin has been waiting in a jail cell for a court to decide his fate. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has charged Sutiagin with high treason, accusing him of collecting materials, including classified information, on a variety of issues relating to Russia’s weapons systems and other military issues, and passing it on to U.S. military intelligence officers between June 1998 and July 1999.
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