Freed Russian spy Sutyagin plans to return to Russia
Nuclear weapons specialist Igor Sutyagin, one of four Russians exchanged as part of a Russian-U.S. spy swap in early July, says he plans to return to Russia, Ekho Moskvy radio station quoted the scientist as saying on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.
"I'm going to return to Obninsk [near Moscow] and fix the rickety porch of our house," he said.
"Sooner or later, I don't know yet, but this will happen," he added.
Sutyagin, who is presently residing in Britain, was sentenced in 2004 in Russia to 15 years in prison for passing information to the CIA.
Under the spy exchange deal, which took place in Vienna on July 9, Russia pardoned and released four prisoners jailed for spying for the United States in exchange for ten people accused by the United States of spying for Russia.