Once again one of the far lefties caught spying was journalist who was noted for her vocal support of Castro and Chavez. This should come as no surprise to any student of history. Far leftists are exponentially more apt to be traitors, spies and terrorists than the general public.
Of course the media is very quiet about people caught spying for Cuba. There have been quite a few in recent years.
Perhaps Putin is looking to get people nostaligic for the days of Julius and Ethel.