FSB detains repairman spying for the Croatian national team on roof
The man says that he took photographs for himself.
An interesting incident occurred in the Kurortny District of St. Petersburg on July 10. There, on one of the roofs, the FSB officers noticed a man who was photographing the training of the England team at the Spartak Stadium. The officers suspected the man of spying for the Croatian national team and immediately detained him.
The incident occurred around 11 am on the roof of the house number 27 on the Komsomolskaya Street. From this roof, the Spartak Stadium, where the English team was based for the time of the World Cup, can be perfectly seen, reports Fontanka.
The FSB operatives, apparently monitoring the area where important foreign guests are located, found the man with a camera on this roof. After the detention, he was taken to the 81st police station. There, the man explained that he is a repairman of one of the major telecommunications organizations and was engaged in routine maintenance and he was not interested in English footballers at all. As for the photos, he took a few panoramas for himself.
Nevertheless, the officers demanded to delete the photos, on which the camp of the British team was seen, and then released the detainee.
The semi-final match between England and Croatia will take place today on the Moscow Luzhniki Stadium.