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Israeli national attempts to steal secrets of Siberian researchers?

In the Novosibirsk airport Tolmachevo customs and FSB (the Federal Security Service) officers seized a diskette with information on research work carried out in Siberia from an Israeli national, said the press service of the FSB Novosibirsk Department on Tuesday.

Before boarding the plane leaving for Israel, a passenger (an Israeli national) passing customs control was found to have a computer diskette with information on Russian scientific developments. The diskette was seized. The Israeli national was not detained.

"The diskette has been sent to Moscow for examination. Specialists will see if the diskette information is a state secret," said the FSB. Depending on the expert conclusion, a "corresponding procedural decision" will be taken, the FSB Novosibirsk Department said.