Beauty and the geek: Russian femme fatale pushing investment in tech
The Russian technology investment business just heated up with the arrival of former spy Anna Chapman.
June 10th, 2011
10:34 AM ET

Beauty and the geek: Russian femme fatale pushing investment in tech

It seems that every couple of months, sexy Russian spy Anna Chapman comes up with a new gig. Well, here we go again:

Chapman, by far the most famous member of the 10 Russian "sleeper" spies discovered and booted out of the United States last year, this month became editor of Venture Business News magazine, according to Bloomberg News.

She said she hoped to use the position at the magazine - which has an English-language version - to connect investors with innovators.

"Hopefully we will contribute" to the growth of Russia's tech industry, she told Bloomberg.

According to Forbes' Julia Ioffe, Chapman "will seduce everyone into believing that the Russian investment climate ... is ideal for nurturing highly cost-intensive, risky technology start-ups that need serious nurturing."

Ioffe says Chapman should do well. After all, Ioffe writes, "she has worked [at an investment bank] for all of eight months at a job so intensive that she has had time to shoot a full season of a really strange show for Russian TV."

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  1. Mason

    Could MS. Loffe be more condescending? She is part of the invest scam world and that is like calling the kettle 'black'.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Canadian Genius

    She is a traitor. She must be punished. Give me a few hours with her, and I will take care of it. Bwooo-hah-hah-hah...

    OK, so it HAS been a long week.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ahnold

    Does anybody know if she is available for some housekeeping duties in California?

    June 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mr Sarcasm

      When she gets a bit older and fatter and has nothing else to trade on, she'll be there.

      June 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • DianD

      Yes, but if she hears that Sahia LaBeouf is hiring, you're out of luck Mr Ahnold.

      June 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Smith

      Hey, Ahnold, are YOU available to sweep her backyard?

      June 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    russian chick are soo smoking hot...

    June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Trip

    She is gorgeous, I think her boobs grew a bit since the last photo I saw of her.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. PAUL

    I'd like to put my "man on the inside" inside her RMFLOFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. DianD

    I remember when drug companies utilized their hot and fabulous recruits to reel in big contracts... nowadays everyone has caught up to seduction marketing... and customers like it. Whatever it takes to bring home the bacon. These are hard times people.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. obbop

    She can infiltrate my regime and enter my bunker/compound atop the Ozark Plateau where we can plot schemes against the USA's regime with its HUGE number of compounds and regimes (elsewhere labeled as bureaucracies).

    June 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. :-D

    That's a Russian Geek !?

    June 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Voiceinthedesert)

    I kind of like her. She has chosen to kill with her good looks. This is better than being a real killer spy. This said, women like her can be very dangerous, like for instance the biblical Judith, who cut of the head of Holofernes. It also reminds me of Marlene Dietrich, who was very close to killing Hitler ... with the beauty of her legs ... but she misssed the chance.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. cometlinear

    Spoiled brat.

    Opportunist.

    Narcissist.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Steamed McQueen

    Ya know, as Russian women go Chapman is nothing special. I used to live in Russia and saw better looking women than her walking down the street.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tim

      But how many of those can look good, and kill you with hand to hand combat?

      June 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary Smith

    New lyrics for an old song:

    Hush, little baby, don't you cry -
    Or the FBI will arest you as a spy.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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