They arranged to meet the guy in a park just a 10-minute drive from Red Square. After the crew stood around shivering in the cold of a Russian winter night for a few minutes, the sniper called them on a cell phone and told them to meet him in a deserted building on the outskirts of the city.
After they arrived, the crew and the translator wandered around the building for a while, trying to figure out what would happen next, and finally a man appeared wearing a pullover mask with holes for his eyes, nose, and mouth. He refused to give a last name and suggested they change the subject when they asked him about his reasons for wearing a mask. He claimed to have been trained as part of a special KGB unit.
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