Suspected Russian Spies Go On Trial


Accused Russian spies with the aliases Andreas and Heidrun Anschlag... News PhotoAppearance,Courthouse,Crime,Day,Defendant,Germany,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Law,Legal Trial,Military,Politics,Spy,StuttgartPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSTUTTGART, GERMANY - JANUARY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: The identities of people in this image have been obscured at the request of the court.) Accused Russian spies with the aliases Andreas (R) and Heidrun (L) Anschlag appear in court on the first day of their trial on January 15, 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany. The couple came to Germany in 1988, reportedly as KGB spies, and continued operating for the modern Russian intelligence service while maintaining a front as immigrants from South America until their arrest in late 2011 by German police. Among the couple's biggest coups was recruiting Dutch Foreign Ministry worker Raymond Valentino Poeteray, who sold them top secret NATO documents. The couple also had a daughter while living in Germany who is now in her early 20's and reportedly knew nothing of her parents' true identity and espionage activities. German law enforcement authorities came onto the Anschlags' trail following the arrests last year of 10 Russian spies in the United States. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)