A Russian scientist, arrested in 1994 on charges of spying for the U.S., was sentenced on May 16 to 12 years in prison. Moisei Finkel was a senior researcher at a naval research facility near St. Petersburg. He was accused of passing secrets to a CIA officer working under the cover of the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Finkel’s closed trial lasted some three months; he will reportedly appeal the court’s decision. (AP, Itar-Tass, May 16)
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