There was a Tom Hanks movie about him, Bridge of Spies.
@YUNoJump, good movie recommend
@YUNoJump, Great movie
Didn't they make a movie out of this? Bridge of spies or something
@Gas Chamber, yes recommend a watch
To add a little context; Abel was one of Russia's best, if not the best, spy/counter intelligence agents. The U.S. had worked extremely hard denying Russia his skills. Having to trade him away for a pilot and a student who held little to no strategic value was a huge blow during the cold war, and a no brainer for Russia.
*negotiator.. spelling 0
Are you kidding me more like Speech 1,000,000 lol