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Russia Expels U.S. Embassy Employee For Spy Recruitment

On May 14, Russian state TV showed video of the detention of a U.S. diplomat identified as Ryan C. Fogle. It displayed objects said to belong to him, including two wigs, a compass, and a map of Moscow. Russia said Fogle worked "undercover" as third secretary of the U.S. Embassy's political department and was caught trying to recruit a Russian counterterrorism officer to work as a spy. He was ordered to leave the country. U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul was summoned to the Foreign Ministry over the incident on May 15.