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. Bond, James

    Anna, you're in great danger. Come with me, so I may bury my face in your loins.

    October 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. faboge

    now that you have our secrets, lets see some tai,l you kremlin ho!

    October 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. American

    anyone who costs american lives should be beheaded and fed to the pigs.

    October 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      I agree! You should go back to IRAN... where you will be among your kind!

      October 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jon

    I'd swap ammo with her any day!

    October 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jay

    CARE FOR A SHAG BABY??? OH YEAAAAAA!!

    October 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. AwesomeBob

    Not gonna lie, if she came to assassinate me I'd let her have her way. 😛

    October 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. steve

    behead, dismember, burn.

    October 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jay

    WANT TO PLAY WITH ME WEDDING TACKLE?

    October 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jay

    DO I MAKE YOU H0RNY? DO I MAKE YOU R@NDY BABY?? OH YEAAAAAA

    October 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Troll

    admit it, you all filthy animals!

    October 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Orion

    i heard you all filthy animals, is that true?

    October 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jay

    Due to the unfreezing process i'm having some trouble controlling THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE!!!!!!!

    October 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. stevenswj

    These "spies" are national heroes and given top honors? They didn't do squat apparently, other than have themselves a good time.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Memnoch

    Chapman, Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova and a couple of those Dancing With The Stars dancers make a mockery of that old joke.

    Q. What do they give as prizes to Russian Beauty Contest winners?
    A. SHOVELS!

    October 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kelly

    You People are missing the bigger issue here. you idiots think with your ignorance. the point is we are being undone. and they mock us. your freedoms did not come free you idiots!

    October 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Kelly, Ground Hog Day! Grand pa' we will tell you when it's time to come back out of the hole again...

      October 20, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
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