Dubbed, “KGB country clubs” the two luxurious U.S. compounds where Russian spies have lived freely for decades, have been shut down by the Obama administration as part of his Russian sanctions order, punishing Russia for alleged hacking.
The Maryland property is a 45-acre compound that is located in Pioneer Point, and it has been identified as one of the potential Russian “spy bases” in the U.S.
The house is used as a vacation spot for Russian diplomats looking to get away, although spying from there has been suspected.
Bought in 1972, the palacious property features a brick mansion converted into 12 apartments, plus 12 more cottages, each with four apartments, making the compound capable of handling up to 40 families at a time.
Russia’s New York compound recently shut down by the administration is Killenworth, a Glen Cove, Long Island estate, once owned by George Dupont Pratt on the North Shore of Long Island.
The Russians bought the home in the 1950s and Killenworth was used also used as a vacation retreat by Soviet diplomats and personnel who were stationed at the United Nations in New York.
Russian activity at Killenworth has been controversial since it has long been rumored to house Soviet spies.
In 1982, according to The New York Times, “the local council clashed with the State Department after it banned Russian diplomats from the beach as retaliation for what they said was Moscow’s spying on Long Island defense industries.”
H/T: Daily Mail
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