Couple face 20 years in jail for blowing Russian spy's cover

Mail Online | 2/11/2020 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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A Russian couple are facing up to 20 years in prison after allegedly blowing a Russian spy's cover when he appeared in the background of their wedding photos.

Antonina Zimina and Konstantin Antonets were charged with treason yesterday after an investigation which has been running since 2018.

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Today, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that the case surrounded an FSB security agent who was one of the guests at their wedding in 2015.

The pair are accused of compromising him but the father of the bride says the spy 'did not make a secret of his work' and had even handed out business cards.

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Konstantin Zimin, Antonina's father, told Russian media the spy was a man called Maxim who had known his daughter since university.

The pair studied together at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, a Russian outpost on the Baltic Sea.

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After graduating, Maxim is said to have joined the FSB and worked his way up to the rank of captain.

When he was invited to Antonina's wedding in April 2015, he happily told guests where he worked, Mr Zimin claims.

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The alleged spy even 'handed out business cards and took pictures with guests', it is claimed.

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