Russia detains physicist for passing info abroad

Russian authorities detain a physicist on suspicion of treason for passing classified information about the country’s aviation industry to foreign governments.

Anatoly Gubanov, who works for the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, would be held in custody for two months pending trial, a court ruled on Thursday.

Gubanov could be imprisoned for up to 20 years if found guilty of state treason.

Back in October, a Russian physicist was charged with high treason for passing state secrets abroad.

The 64-year-old suspect, identified as Alexander Lukanin, was arrested in the Siberian city of Tomsk.

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