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The Kremlin is painting a target on the back of a former insider who reportedly was a key CIA source before the agency “exfiltrated” him from Russia to the United States in July 2017.

On Tuesday, the Russian daily Kommersant published the name and biography of a man living under his own name with his wife and children near Washington, D.C.. In the process, the newspaper may have opened the door to any number of potential assassins, not all of whom could be traced directly to the Kremlin. 

As an ethical matter, The Daily Beast has decided not to publish the name or address of the alleged spy. But it took our reporters only a few clicks on Google to discover where he was living, in a million-dollar house. Given the threat from the vengeful and murderous regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the home appears…

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