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Frederic Pryor was the American student imprisoned in East Berlin for espionage in 1961 and released six months later when U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged for the Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. Their story was told in the film "Bridge of Spies."

On #ThisDayinHIstory  1962, American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the Soviets in exchange for Rudolf Abel'>Soviet Colonel Rudolf Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught in the United States five years earlier.

On May 1, 1960, Soviets shot down U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers over Sverdlovsk. He spent 21 months in a Russian prison. In 1962, Powers was exchanged for Soviet intelligence officer Col. Rudolf Abel. Abel had been arrested in New York in 1957.

Almost 2 yrs later, #Powers  was exchanged on Glienicke Bridge -Bridge of Spies- for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy convicted of espionage in US.

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In private practice James#Donovan  was asked to defend accused Russian spy Col. Rudolf Abel. #OSS75 

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In private practice James#Donovan  was asked to defend accused Russian spy Col. Rudolf Abel.

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Rudolf Abel: What's the next move when you don't know what the game is? #BridgeOfSpies  is the Friday premiere.

Mark Rylance wins Oscar best Supporting Actor from Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel, beating heavy favourite Sylvester Stallone.

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