Russian spy swap: Jeffrey Burds explains

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Some or all of the 10 accused Russian spies are expected to plead guilty at a hearing in Manhattan Thursday afternoon, according to sources familiar with the case. One source said all of the defendants have agreed to enter guilty pleas and could be sent to Russia as early as Thursday as part of a prisoner exchange involving a prominent Russian scientist, and possibly others, held in Russia on charges of spying for the West.

Jeffrey Burds, associate professor of Russian and Soviet history and co-director of the Center for the Study of Russia and the Soviet Union at Northeastern University, was online Thursday, July 8, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the latests develpments in the spy case....
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