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Poteyev Treason Verdict Upheld

Published: August 10, 2011 (Issue # 1669)


TheSupreme Court upheld onTuesday theverdict fora former intelligence colonel sentenced inabsentia oncharges ofbetraying U.S.-based Russian sleeper agents last year, RIA-Novosti reported.

Alexander Poteyev was given 25 years inprison ontreason anddesertion charges bya Moscow district military court inJune. He was also stripped ofhis rank andhis state awards.

Poteyev is accused ofidentifying 10 agents ofthe Foreign Intelligence Service tothe Americans. Theagents pleaded guilty andwere returned toRussia last summer ina spy swap.

Lawyers forPoteyev, who investigators say fled tothe United States not long before theagents were exposed, contested theJune ruling, admitting that proof ofhis guilt was undeniable but asking toslash thesentence andreturn his medals, RIA-Novosti reported.





 


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Monday, Jan. 26


Feeling stressed by the crisis? The Northwest Coach University at 3 Ulitsa Vostsstanaya is hosting a master class by lifecoach Tatiana Almazova. She will shed light on the coaching process, the usefulness of coaching during times of economic downturn and how coaching can improve your career and business prospects. The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Pre-register by calling 424 3700.



Discover the State Hermitage Museum's collection of English painting at a lecture by art historian Yelizaveta Renne at the Prince Galitzine Library, 46 Nab. Reki Fontanki. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the lecture will be followed by a concert of arias, songs and duets by English composer Henry Purcell. The event is free of charge.



Tuesday, Jan. 27


Celebrate the 71st anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad on Palace Square with a free concert at 7 p.m. Listen to WWII-era songs and the poetry of Olga Bergholz while you peruse outdoor exhibitions dedicated to life during wartime. The event is capped off by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.



Stop by the Lexica School of Foreign Languages at 73 Ligovsky Prospekt from now until Friday for a free English lesson. The classes start at 7 p.m. and cover all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. Registration by telephone on 7641692 and a desire to improve your skills are the only prerequisites.







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