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I'm Chris Wallace in for Bret Baier and this is a Fox News alert.
You are looking at the airplane on which it is -- some -- all of the four convicted and pardoned western spies.
Have just arrived in the US completing their journey from Russia the plane landed moments ago at Dulles international airport here in the Washington area.
Their return completes the spy swap -- tackles of the Cold War that also sent ten Russian agents who have been living here in the US back to Moscow.
For a look at how it all went down today here is correspondent David Lee Miller.
In New York.
Less than two weeks after they were arrested and convicted Russian spies are now in Moscow.
Without any fanfare -- their plane touched down at one of the city's airport.
For most of those on board including and a Chapman it was a return home.
But for -- people -- as a naturalized US citizen it is likely to be only a stop on her way to her native Peru all were expelled from the US after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to act as a foreign agent.
In exchange for their release -- -- set free for prisoners three former KGB agents and an arms control researcher.
The actual spy -- took place -- a remote airport runway in Vienna Austria.
The -- Russian prisoners were flown to an air force base in southern England -- two of the four Russians who reportedly dropped off before the plane headed back to the US.
One -- analyst says even though was a lopsided exchange a -- for four.
US got the better deal.
I think the swap was quite pragmatic for the United States.
We gave up they -- here that didn't seem to do great damage to US national security and exchange we received a number of potentially high level highly valuable Russian intelligence officers.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There's been serving a fourteen year sentence convicted of spying for the US.
Alexander's that rusty convicted of being a double agent.
Surrogates -- -- former intelligence officer found guilty of spying for the UK.
And a former KGB major 89 year old canady vessel lingo.
Who has been convicted of illegal weapons possession.
Resolution of five -- faith helped pave the way through.
-- -- But still unresolved is the fate of Christopher met -- the -- money man for the spy ring.
After being released on bail in Cyprus he disappeared and remains a future.
As the spy saga comes to a close we are learning tonight from the White House that the president was briefed about the Russian spy program on June 11.
Two weeks before the arrest took place and at that time -- spot was taken into consideration.
The US came up with the names the four Russian prisoners to be -- based in part on health issues as well as humanitarian concerns.
And as for the children of the convicted Russian spies tonight authorities say they have left -- now in the process of leaving the US Chris.
-- -- thank you President Obama --
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