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Strange Details About the Russian Spies

5 Stranger Than Fiction Facts About the Russian Spies

Earlier this week, the US government brought charges against a band of 11 Russian spies. As more details emerge, the whole story seems stranger than fiction — which means it will probably be made into a movie. Here are five details screenwriters may want to include.

  1. The FBI alleges that one of the men assumed the identity of a Canadian infant who died in 1963.
  2. Twenty-something spy Mikhail Semenko was snapped partying while wearing a Bill Clinton mask and a "USSR" shirt. He might want to work on his disguise.
  3. There's a femme fatale — Anna Chapman, 28, has posted sexy pictures of herself on Facebook.
  4. The duo "Cyndi and Rick" lived in an all-American neighborhood in New Jersey with their two daughters. One neighbor told the New York Times that Cyndi had great gardening skills: "They couldn't have been spies. Look what she did with the hydrangeas."
  5. Many have posted their resumes on LinkedIn, presumably not including their espionage experience.
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