convicted of treason was a Russian collector
Russian, sentenced May 13 for treason, is a renowned collector of maps. This May 14 newspaper Kommersant.
As the edition, 57-year-old Gennady Sipachev sentenced to four years in a penal colony for the sale of secret maps of Staff Pentagon, he worked as a programmer in a commercial company, not related to military secrets. However, leisure Sipachev collected geographic and topographic maps. His collection was one of the largest in the world.
Found that the U.S. military took to Sipacheva under the guise of organizing East View Cartography. According to investigators, bought from a collector secret maps the Americans planned to use to improve the pointing accuracy of cruise missiles at targets located in Russia.
FSB officers detained Sipacheva in Yekaterinburg in 2008, subsequently it was transferred to Moscow. He became the first Russian accused of treason, who went to deal with the investigation and began to cooperate with the secret services. Because of this he was given the sentence less than the minimum provided for by Article 275 of the Criminal Code (treason).