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Russia appears ready to let spy affair rest

MOSCOW — Russia’s capture of a purported US spy made the news for a second day here Wednesday, as the Foreign Ministry handed the US ambassador a formal protest over the affair but otherwise appeared to want to let the matter rest.

The sighting of the ambassador, Michael McFaul, fleeting as it was, provided an opportunity for Russian television to dwell at length on images of unkempt wigs, wads of euros, and a compass that officials said they found in the accused spy’s bag.

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