Cars drive past the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in central Moscow, Russia, November 10, 2015. Russia could be banned from international athletics, including the 2016 Olympic Games, after an anti-doping commission report on November 9 alleged widespread corruption and collusion that added up to a state-sponsored drugs culture in a sporting superpower. The commission, set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), found a "deeply rooted culture of cheating" in Russian athletics, which it said Russian state security services colluded with, and also identified what it called systemic failures in the global governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTS6AQI

Lithuania has sentenced a Russian man to 10 years in prison for spying on the Baltic country for Moscow’s security services.
A district court in Vilnius found Nikolay Filipchenko guilty of espionage for Russia’s federal security forces (FSB) – the first time one of the agency’s officials has been unmasked and imprisoned, Lithuania’s state department announced, according to the BBC.
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Filipchenko was uncovered while trying to recruit Lithuanian officials, working for the Department of State Security. He sought to find double agents, willing to install bugging devices in the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite’s office and residence. He was arrested in 2015.
During his mission Filipchenko also used fake documents repeatedly and illegally crossed the border of the country.
Filipchenko refused to testify and did not answer reporter’s questions, Judge Regina Pocene said on Friday. His lawyer did not state whether or not he wanted …
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