Monday 20 November 2017

Germany jails Russian spies after 20 years

They called themselves Andreas and Heidrun Anschlag, and for more than 20 years the Russian couple lived in Germany as Soviet then Russian spies.

But yesterday, Sascha and Olga – police admitted that they only knew the couple's first names – were sentenced to a total of 12 years in jail. They were convicted of running an espionage operation that outlived the Cold War.

"We have only scratched the tip of an iceberg which grew over a period of over 20 years," the judge told the court as the pair – both in their 50s – were sentenced. (© Independent News Service)

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