GLOBAL REVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Why did 10 deep-cover Russian spies get arrested right after a visit by President Medvedev to Washington? Easy - he gave them up. Originally, the spies had been put in place to pose as ordinary U.S. citizens and spy on those who hold the levers of power in America.
After a decade or two, however, the Russian handlers were fed up: the spies had succeeded in becoming "ordinary Americans", but had also discovered that ordinary Americans know very little about what goes on behind the closed doors of the powerful! And what little we do know comes from the internet.
A quick cost-benefit analysis by Medvedev's people determined that the best alternative was to abort the program and buy a high-speed internet modem. To avoid the high cost of 10 retired-spy pensions (bitter spies are dangerous at home), the Russkies gave up their people to a lifetime in U.S. prisons.