Russia detains U.S. diplomat over spy accusations
Updated 12:21 p.m.: According to a Tweet from Russia Today, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has released a letter allegedly meant for recruiting Russian intelligence agents to aid CIA efforts. It reads remarkably like the sort spam purporting to offer investment opportunities from deposed African princes.
Original post:Russia has detained U.S. diplomat Ryan Fogle, claiming that he is a CIA agent who was caught attempting to recruit Russian intelligence. Fogle's detainment, reminiscent of Soviet era incidents, comes at a time of fraught U.S.-Russian relations. The two nations agreed last week to join together for an international peace conference to address the Syrian civil war. As Reuters reported: