Unclear if Russian Arrests Connected to CIA

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It is not clear whether a group of Russians arrested on charges of treason for helping U.S. intelligence, involve CIA assets, despite a claim to the contrary, two former CIA Russia specialists said Wednesday.

The three people arrested were identified by lawyer Ivan Pavlov as Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev, both of the FSB Information Security Center—part of the Russian domestic spy agency– and Ruslan Stoyanov of Kapersky Labs, a cyber security firm.  The Associated Press reported that Pavlov had said he represents another, still-unnamed person who was arrested.

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