Anna Chapman

Russian lawmakers seek return of spy from U.S.

Russian lawmakers seek return of spy from U.S.

MOSCOW -- Seeking to make a political point, a group of Russian lawmakers is initiating a request to seek extradition from the United States of a Russian intelligence officer,  Col. Alexander Poteyev, who escaped to America in 2010 after betraying a major network of Russian spies in the U.S.

The lawmakers are comparing the case of Poteyev to that of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who remains holed up in a Moscow airport, having requested asylum in nearly two dozen nations.

"We initiate this request in connection with the status and the situation around Edward Snowden who is still in Russia," said a lawmaker who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the...

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