Russian, US spy suspects brace for possible swap

(AP) - Evidence is mounting that Russia and the UnitedStates are preparing for the largest spy swap since the Cold War.

In Moscow, riot police on Thursday secured the perimeter of aprison thought to be holding convicted spies for the West as convoyof armored vehicles arrived at the compound.

In New York, a federal court is set to decide the fate of tenpeople arrested and suspected of spying for Russia. Lawyers say aresolution could be reached as early as Thursday.

Security analyst Pavel Felgenhauer told The Associated Press heis sure a Cold War-style spy exchange is imminent. He says Moscow'spolitical moves since the United States charged the 10 people withworking as unregistered Russian government agents was a "de factoacknowledgment" of their guilt.

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