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Federal Security Service caught a Georgian spy in Sochi2009-04-21 14:58
In Sochi the Russian special services intercepted a Georgian intelligence employee, Mamuka Maisuradze.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the FSS of Russia, Maisuradze arrived in the country illegally and tried to create an agent net of Georgian special services - RIA Novosti.
"Following the task of his superiors, in mid2007, he arrived in Sochi as a Ukrainian citizen and, in accordance with the worked out legend, started private entrepreneurship. He obtained the Ukrainian citizenship and the necessary documents with the active assistance of the Georgian special services; they were made and delivered to the agent for legalization in short terms and avoiding the Ukrainian legislation", the source said.
In 2008 Maisuradze opened an Internet café in Sochi on money of the Georgian intelligence; the café was used as connection channel with the high-ranking employees of the foreign special service, monitoring his work, FSS stated.
One of his tasks was to gather information about the preparations for the Winter Olympics [to be held in Sochi in 2014], FSS added.
According to FSS, Maisuradze is the employee of the special service of the foreign intelligence of Georgia. He was noticed by FSS of Russia in 2000 as a "person connected with bandit underground chiefs", acting in North Caucasus.
"The Russian authorities made a decision of undesirability of Maisuradze's staying in the territory of Russia", the source said.