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US-Russia Relations / Spies #976091

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The plane carrying 2 Russians accused of spying for the US shown landing at Dulles airport in Washington, DC.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The US-Russia spy swap reviewed; scenes shown of the planes from both countries at the Vienna airport; photos shown of CIA director Leon Panetta and Russian Foreign Intelligence Service head Mikhail Fradkov†, who engineered the exchange; details given about the Russians sent to the US, including former Russian KGB officer Gennady Vasilenko††, who was identified by FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen††, and Alexander Zaporozhsky††, who was suspected of identifying Hanssen and Aldrich Ames††. [From “60 Minutes,” VASILENKO – recounts being beaten and told he was accused of treason.] [Former CIA officer Mark STOUT†- assesses the trade.] The speed of this exchange discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Orr, Bob

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