MOSCOW, April 23 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Friday sentenced the Moscow Aviation Institute’s assistant professor Alexey Vorobyev to 20 years in high-security colony for treason, RAPSI was told in the court’s press service.

The defendant was also fined 1 million rubles ($13,400).

The court found him guilty of treason and two rare crime counts including preparation for illegal export from Russia or transfer of materials, equipment, technologies, science and technical information, illegal execution of works (provision of services) which can be used for mass destruction weapons and military equipment development and attempted smuggling of extremely poisonous, explosive and radioactive agents, radiation sources, nuclear materials, firearms and their parts, detonating devices, ammunition, mass destruction weapons and their delivery means, other weapons, military hardware, materials and equipment as well as sensitive goods and recources or cultural values or highly valued wild animals and aquatic biological resources.

The case was heard behind closed doors because of confidential data.