Why Is a Russian Spy Ship Drifting Near the East Coast?

Why Is a Russian Spy Ship Drifting Near the East Coast?

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It looks like the Russians are taking a page out the Nazi playbook. Well, not exactly. On June 13, 1942, a German submarine captain navigated his submarine into a sandbar 100 yards away from Amagansett, Long Island, a village in East Hampton Township. Yes, the Hamptons.

Captain George Dasch and Ensign John Cullen’s mission was to set explosive charges in Washington, D.C., presumably near the Capitol, the White House or other important buildings like the Federal Reserve. But they were identified by a local Bonacker and captured by the FBI when they detrained in Washington. 

Today, a Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted about 30 miles south of Groton, Connecticut Navy submarine base, according to Fox News. In case you were wondering, Donald Trump does not have a house in the Hamptons, or in Greenwich, so it’s unlikely that this was a social visit.

It is true that there are some amazing houses for sale that might appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is rumored to be the wealthiest man in the world.  Here’s a beauty, once inhabited by Chris Whittle, a publisher turned educator.

Briar Patch

East Hampton, New York, $140 million
Located on 11 acres, including a quarter-mile of waterfront on Georgica Pond, this property has a a 10,000-square-foot main residence, a 3,500-square-foot guesthouse, 60-foot swimming pool and hot tub, tennis court, four-car garage and changing cabana.