Evgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan after his arrest in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring, Jan 26, 2015. (AP/Elizabeth Williams)
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A Russian banker whom U.S. prosecutors say was involved with a Cold War-era spy ring operating in New York City that sought to collect economic and other intelligence was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday.He was arrested in January 2015 as U.S. authorities unveiled charges against him and two other Russians, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy.Prosecutors say he teamed up with diplomats to gather sensitive economic intelligence on potential U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and on U.S. efforts to develop alternative energy resources.
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