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This Is What Russia’s Maryland Spy Compound Looks Like

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Barack Obama will shutter an alleged Russian spy compound in Maryland Friday in retaliation for nearly a decade’s worth of cyber espionage activities.

The compound was reportedly purchased in 1972 by the then-Soviet Union as a vacation retreat. The Russian government confirmed its ownership of the compound in 1992 to The Associated Press.

Washington Life also appears to have featured some parts of the compound in a 2007 profile on one of the main houses, used by the Russian ambassador as a vacation get away.

Obama also announced he would expel 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S., mainly from Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Another compound owned by the Russian government will also be shuttered Friday.

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