Russia Arrests Physicist on Suspicion of High Treason

Russia’s FSB intelligence agency has arrested Anatoly Gubanov, a physicist specializing in sensitive hypersonic aircraft research on charges of high treason.

Russia’s FSB intelligence agency has arrested Anatoly Gubanov, a physicist specializing in sensitive hypersonic aircraft research on charges of high treason.  

“According to the investigation, Gubanov handed over secret aviation development data abroad,”  said the state colntrolled TASS news agency report.

If Gubanov is found guilty and convicted, he could face up to 20 years in jail.

“The court has chosen custody for a term of one month and 30 days, i.e. until February 2, 2021, as a measure of restraint for Anatoly Aleksandrovich Gubanov suspected of committing a crime stipulated by Article 275 of Russia’s Criminal Code (High Treason),” announced Court Press Secretary Darya Rozmakhova.

Gubanov has been working at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute since 1979 and has worked on hypersonic aircraft projects.


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