October 19th, 2010
12:28 PM ET

Russian spy Anna Chapman poses armed, in lingerie

A man in August reads Your Day newspaper featuring sexy photos of spy Anna Chapman.

Russia’s Anna Chapman may be the highest-profile spy since Valerie Plame – except, of course, Plame didn’t seek out the spotlight.

Chapman, who was ousted from the United States this summer in a spy swap with her homeland, will appear in her underwear in Russia’s version of Maxim, a popular men’s magazine.

According to Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti, Chapman will appear on the magazine’s cover armed with a revolver and wearing nylon and lace. A photo on the Russian Maxim website shows her sitting on a red couch with two shooting targets in the background.

A trailer for the issue comes off like an ad for a cheesy James Bond action flick, except with more exposed breast and buttock – if you can imagine.

“Anna has done more to excite patriotism in Russians than our football team and the Bulava missile put together,” RIA Novosti quoted the magazine as saying.

Some things may be lost in translation here. The Bulava missile has suffered failure in more than half of its 13 tests, and the Russian soccer squad never even took the pitch in the World Cup after being dispatched by Slovenia in qualifying.

Details, schmeetails, right? All they really needed to say was, “Anna Chapman in lingerie.”

The magazine boasts it will be her first interview since she and nine fellow “sleeper agents” were rounded up by U.S.  authorities in June. They later pleaded guilty to failing to register as foreign agents and were ferried out of the country in a prisoner exchange reminiscent of the Cold War.

Chapman has been treated as a national hero since her homecoming. In a ceremony at the Kremlin on Monday, Chapman and her compatriots received top honors from President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russian media report she is now a consultant for an investment bank and was spotted about two weeks ago at the Baikonur Cosmodrome space station in Kazakhstan working on exploration projects.

Oh, and don't forget her iPhone poker app ... seriously.

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  1. Trev

    Amy Adams?

    October 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. archie

    dude, i'd spill the beans in a heartbeat...

    October 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Id spill more than beans!

      October 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fish

    did you see "Spies Like Us"

    October 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Minsk

    Hot lillte 007 for real russian spy.

    October 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ABV

    She is so hot..

    October 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DSolomon

    Little commie w***e

    October 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. wild bill

    id stand behind her if ya know what i mean heheheheheh

    October 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Yuri Misterjackoph

    For money she will seel her soul to the DEVIL... Maybe she already did, one thing is for sure; she's no lady!

    October 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      No no it wasn't for money it was for a peace prize

      October 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Liz

    Damn... that's kinda hot 🙂

    October 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. svscnn

    Ridiculously hot.

    October 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bailoutsos

    Can America trade Sarah for Anna?

    October 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Ha! Nice.
      I'm not sure the Russians would be willing to trade down like that!

      October 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      No need. Sarah can see Russia from her out house!

      October 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anson

      That would be nice lol

      October 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky Merlot

      What if we threw in Christine O'Donnell as a sweetener!

      October 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drake

      Your tears in November will nourish me. 🙂

      October 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tlc

    Funny thing is that she isn't that good looking. There are thousands of better looking Russian women than her that I would rather see modeling lingerie. She's just plain.

    October 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      She's not bad looking. And she is an actual Russian spy as opposed to a model role playing a spy. Hot!

      October 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Olya

      Pretty girl. Likely prettier than you , if you are female – or , than your significant other, if you have one.

      October 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • D


      October 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      I heard model Natasha Poly of Victoria Secret was a spy too... can somebody check her out?

      October 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • toxictown

      Maybe it's just me but...there area couple of 3/4 angle shots where she has a passing resemblance to...Will Farrell. Totally kills it for me.

      October 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jayse

      So what your'e saying is that you're ok with seeing her model lingerie – it's just that you'd like to see CNN have more segments with stories and pictures of other super hot russian vixen spies? Do I have that right? It's ok, you can admit it. I'd sure like to see that! Maybe they can replace one of their other useless columns they think people actually read with stuff like this. I envision humdingers all around!!!

      October 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snowdon

      And with a name like "Chapman," she's probably not even Russian.

      October 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @Snowdon: She was previously married to a British guy. She kept his name.

      October 19, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Sure tic, I Know Salt, I am friend of Salt, and she ain't Salt... but as a real spy she is not bad! Put it this way the fashion model world is ruled by Russian girls (yes not women..PC people)

      October 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. talon10

    Anna to Sarah Palin: "I can see your house from here!"

    October 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Anna can Levi Johnston working on... while Sara is having her Tea time

      October 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Anna can see Levi Johnston working on... while Sara is having her Tea time

      October 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. John

    Their spies get caught and return home to a hero's welcome after accomplishing nothing. So essentially the Russians are celebrating failure. No surprise there.

    October 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      While our vets get dump on the streets! welcome Back Yo!

      October 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • groovygoober

      And exactly how do you know she accomplished nothing?

      October 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. EarthBrother

    And women want to be taken seriously?

    October 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
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