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The time a young legislative aide from Maine uncovered a Soviet Cold War spy circle

Bath native Marc Zimmerman was a legislative aide for then-U.S. Rep. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in 1983 — still about eight years before the end of the Cold War — when he received a seemingly innocent request from a Soviet fertilizer researcher and tour guide. Connected through a mutual friend, Zimmerman agreed to meet with Alexander Nikolavevich […]