Russia spies plead guilty in US amid swap rumours

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Ten defendants accused of spying for Russia have pleaded guilty in New York to acting as foreign agents.

The pleas are expected to set the stage for the biggest spy-swap between Russia and the USA since the days of the Cold War.

The arrests were made more than a week ago, after an investigation which lasted more than a decade.

Robert Baum, attorney for Anna Chapman, said that those who have entered guilty pleas will be transferred to Moscow.

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