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Putin ‘sings songs’ with deported Russian spies

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

 Prime Minister Vladimir Putin revealed he met and even sang patriotic Soviet songs with the group of Russian spies deported from the United States in the biggest espionage swap since the Cold War.

Putin, who himself served as a KGB agent in the ex-East Germany in the dying years of the Soviet Union, said the group included Anna Chapman, the Russian woman whose glamorous looks turned her into a tabloid star worldwide.

“I met with them. We talked about life. We sang. It was not karaoke but live music,” Putin told Russian reporters on a visit to Ukraine, according to a transcript posted Sunday on the government website.

“We sang ‘From Where the Motherland Begins’,” a hugely popular 1960s song made famous in a USSR film about a Soviet spy working in Nazi Germany.

“I’m not joking, I am serious. And other songs with a similar content,” said Putin.

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides Harley Davidson Lehman Trike decorated with Russian and Ukrainian national flags as he arrives for the meeting with motorbikers at their camp near Sevastopol in Ukraine’s Crimea on July 24, 2010

The group of 10 spies, many of whom had been working for years undercover in the United States as sleeper agents, returned to Russia earlier this month in a swap that saw Moscow send four Russian convicts to the West.

The 10 Kremlin agents had been arrested in an FBI swoop that initially threatened to derail a rapid improvement in Russia-US relations championed by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Putin hinted that the agents’ cover had been blown as a result of “treason” and that he knew the names of those responsible.

“This was the result of treason and traitors always end badly. They finish up as drunks, addicts, on the street,” said Putin.

Many ex-KGB spies have gone on the record slamming the shoddy and apparently antiquated spycraft of the 10, who were working for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).

But Putin indicated that the deported spooks would not be left without employment. “They will work, I am sure, they will work in worthy places. I do not doubt that they will have an interesting, bright life.”

He did not give further details on his encounter with Chapman, saying only that she had been present at the meeting. He did not say when or where the meeting had taken place.

Without talking specifically about the work of the deported spies, Putin praised the work of Russian agents, saying they “have a difficult life, every one of them.”

“You need to fulfil the task set in the interests of your motherland for many many years, not counting on diplomatic cover, exposing to danger yourself and your loved ones,” said Putin.

Source: SGGP

All Rachel Corrie activists, crew deported: Israel

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

JERUSALEM, June 7, 2010 (AFP) – All 19 people on board the Rachel Corrie aid ship which tried to run the Israeli blockade of Gaza, have been deported, an Israeli immigration official told AFP on Monday.

Malaysian activists who were aboard the Rachel Corrie aid ship (AFP photo)

“They have all left,” she said, adding that the five Irish nationals, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, had flown out on a plane which left at around 5:00 am (0200 GMT).

Six Malaysians and a Cuban were deported on Sunday, leaving via the Allenby Bridge crossing into Jordan, while the remaining activists — including six Filipinos and a Briton — had left in the evening and overnight.

Israeli forces intercepted and seized control of the Rachel Corrie on Saturday as it tried to reach the Gaza Strip, in a peaceful operation which had a radically different outcome from an earlier raid on an aid flotilla that left nine dead last week.

Source: SGGP

Congo national deported for property appropriation

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2008 at 10:56 am

HCM City (VNA) – A Congo national was expelled from Vietnam for involvement in property appropriation, police said on September 16.
Etoja Vicky, 31, is also prohibited to re-enter into Vietnam , according to the Ho Chi Minh City Public Security’s Immigration Department.

Vicky was found to have used a fake passport to withdraw 81,375 Australian dollars at a Viettinbank branch in Ho Chi Minh City ’s district 7 on September 4.

He admitted that he lived as a homeless in Ho Chi Minh City and was hired to withdraw money. He had earlier disguised himself as a businessman to enter Vietnam from Thailand .

On August 28, Vietnam deported two other Congo nationals for the same reason. Long Angel Fabien, 30, and Andoris Eboli Mbpke, 28, used fake passports to withdraw 217,033 AUD at a bank in Ho Chi Minh City ’s Go Vap district.-