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Izvestia says Soviet man charged as a spy for US

Soviet counterespionage agents have arrested a Russian and accused him of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency, the government newspaper Izvestia reports.

The KGB reportedly seized from E.A. Kapustin, a Moscow factory worker, espionage plans, ciphers, and instructions for maintaining undercover contacts and other documentation of CIA spying activities based at the US Embassy here.

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An embassy spokesman said there would be no comment on the report. Last year , during the freeze in Soviet-American relations over Afghanistan, the Soviets alleged that the US Embassy in Moscow was engaged in widespread espionage.

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