East and West with speed; super-efficient spy swap

Russian plane believed to be carrying candidates for a 14-person spy swap, is seen at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, on Friday, July 9, 2010. The plane carrying the colours of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is thought to have flown from Austria on Friday, following an exchange of spies between Moscow and Washington. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

July 9, 2010 4:55:39 PM PDT
It took less than month for the largest U.S.-Russian spy swap since the Cold War to unfold from an idea secretly hatched in the Oval Office to reality on a remote stretch of Vienna airport tarmac.