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. Frank

    Every country in the world has beautiful and not so beautiful Woman. In the eyes of some Anna is respectfully both. In the limited exposure of Anna in the Russian paper she looks as some of you have stated, "Hot." I prefer, yes, "Hot."

    October 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Iggy

    Tim, you are a moron my friend!!! no further explanation needed!

    October 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Tim needs to be deported from the US and sent back to Russia for more moronic torture! Then again he is better off with a boyfriend cos he can't get a girl here or in Russia

      October 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Hi Tim, this is IGOR your new boyfriend

      October 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Tim you are my new viiife! Kiz me! I vant baby from you!

      October 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lou

    With all the fat ugly women in the US, did we really have to deport her. I forgive her.

    October 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Peter Mills

    Tim you are an id..t, you impregnate a poor "Desperate Hoebag" as ou ut it and she manages to dupe you in every way possible, and then you want to tell me and the rest of the world who we are allowed to speak with and whom we are allowed to praise.. Im sure your country can now afford to send you for free sychiatric observation..seeing as how you have this new fantastic medical service. We in South Africa have learnt the tough way to be more tolerant of other Nations..I love the Russian women and the American woman, i love all women...it is us Men who still have our Macho complexes...hopefully we will overcome these complkexes soon.....million years perhaps

    October 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peter Mills South Africa

    Tim you are an id..t, you impregnate a poor "Desperate Hoebag" as you put it and she manages to dupe you in every way possible, and then you want to tell me and the rest of the world who we are allowed to speak with and whom we are allowed to praise.. Im sure your country can now afford to send you for free sychiatric observation..seeing as how you have this new fantastic medical service. We in South Africa have learnt the tough way to be more tolerant of other Nations..I love the Russian women and the American woman, i love all women...it is us Men who still have our Macho complexes...hopefully we will overcome these complkexes soon.....million years perhaps

    October 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hirolla74

    This just in. Anna has changed her name to Xenia Onatopp. She likes fat, old lazy Russian men and wrestles with her legs. She just installed mirrors on the ceiling of her bedroom. Vavoom! Daddy likes.

    October 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Peter Mills South Africa

    Tim you are an id..t, you impregnate a poor "Desperate Hoebag" as you put it and she manages to dupe you in every way possible, and then you want to tell me and the rest of the world who we are allowed to speak with and whom we are allowed to praise.. Im sure your country can now afford to send you for free sychiatric observation..seeing as how you have this new fantastic medical service. We in South Africa have learnt the tough way to be more tolerant of other Nations..I love the Russian women and the American woman, i love all women...i

    October 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Peter Mills South Africa

    Tim you are an id..t, you impregnate a poor "Desperate Hoebag" as you put it and she manages to dupe you in every way possible, and then you want to tell me and the rest of the world who we are allowed to speak with and whom we are allowed to praise.. Im sure your country can now afford to send you for free sychiatric observation.. We in South Africa have learnt the tough way to be more tolerant of other Nations..I love the Russian women and the American woman, i love all women...i

    October 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peter Mills South Africa

    you impregnate a poor "Desperate Hoebag" as you put it and she manages to dupe you in every way possible, and then you want to tell me and the rest of the world who we are allowed to speak with and whom we are allowed to praise.. Im sure your country can now afford to send you for free sychiatric observation.. We in South Africa have learnt the tough way to be more tolerant of other Nations..I love the Russian women and the American woman, i love all women...Tim you are an ...you choose any expletive they all fit you

    October 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TheBossIsOut

    As a spy, she'll let you in on Victoria's Secrets.

    October 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick in USA

      great reply.

      October 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Andrian Harsono

    Man! Didn't she have a husband before? Wonder what he's thinking now?

    October 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bill Mosby

    Probably a mistake to click on a link to anything with ".ru" on the end of it unless you use a Mac. Just sayin'

    October 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. J Bond

    HECK I WOULD DO HER FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!! ANY COUNTRY

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

    Valerie Plame posed in "spy glamour" photos for Vanity Fair. If there is a difference between Anna chapman's seeking of the spotlight and Valerie's I'm not seeing it.

    October 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Yes but she is one of us so it's not interesting and OK. We should not allow any other country to do anything we don't want... AMEN! Rednecks Like Us!

      October 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    I suppose compared to other Russian women, she's hot. Compared to American women, she's only "ehh".

    I wonder–will she sue Putin for being outed as a spy, or is that only what disgruntled wives of seditious ambassadors do?

    October 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
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