Swiss police say Davos ‘plumbers’ were Russian spies sent to install surveillance gear at key facilities

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Russian plumbers do not tend to summer in Davos. Even those with diplomatic passports. Five months before world leaders began their pilgrimage to the annual World Economic Forum this week — among them U.S. president Donald Trump — Swiss police interrupted what reports on Tuesday claimed was the beginnings of a Russian spying operation in the secluded Alpine town. Alerted to their unusually long stay in the high-end resort, police picked up two Russian men in Davos in August, the Graubünden cantonal police department confirmed to the Financial Times.