While the Soviet Union no longer exists, the unnamed man "is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence," per NBC. That means he may still be a Russian spy. He was subsequently identified by the Associated Press as Rinat Akhmetshin.
Yesterday afternoon, The Daily Beast reported (link here) that Akhmetshin has been linked to an international hacking conspiracy. He was paid $140,000 "to organize a public relations campaign" about a company's rival (IMR) right before the rival was hacked.
"Shortly after he began that work, IMR suffered a sophisticated and systematic breach of its computers, and gigabytes of data allegedly stolen in the breach wound up the hands of journalists," The Daily Beast piece says.
So let's connect the dots. Trump and his campaign repeatedly lied about having any contacts with Russians or the Russian government, when in fact his own relatives were meeting during the campaign with Russian government go-betweens, at least one of whom was a former and possibly still current spy accused of sophisticated hacking.
A few hours later, Trump the candidate appeared before supporters at a Manhattan event and announced that he soon would be revealing shocking information about his Democratic opponent.
Not long afterwards, the Democratic Party and officials with the Democratic candidate's campaign were hacked and their material was shared with journalists by Russian hackers.
But surely that's all a gigantic coincidence.