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. Vladimir Colt

    Yah know, it really makes no difference in the story, but wouldn't you think that any semi-educated writer could see that the weapon displayed is not a "revolver".

    October 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Randy

    How is this news? There's been nudes of her out for month. Google image search.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. billp

    Regardless of nationality, when on their backs they all have the meter running.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. tinwatchman

    🙂 Oh, well. Good to know that she's rocking those fifteen minutes of fame.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. edi

    nıce and sweet 🙂

    October 20, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. seymour93

    Sorry, she's just ordinary looking. She's not hideous or anything, but she doesn't look any better than the average not-ugly person walking down the street. If she weren't the world's worst spy, no one would look twice at her, in her underwear or otherwise.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. dr britt

    i like turtles

    October 20, 2010 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Disgrace

    And women want to be taken seriously?
    Exactly. As soon a woman is put into the spotlight she immediately strips down for men's magazines. How many male spies have done this? Next time, stay in the kitchen, B–ch. Either that, or just do p-rn next time because seems that's all you're good for, dumb broad.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    Do you know what is a diference beetwen squirrel and rat, PR ( public relation)

    October 20, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. DevilDogOz

    'except, of course, Plame didn’t seek out the spotlight"..... Like H%^l she didn't.... The bias of CNN and HNN and the agenda they push gets in every story on this website; if it can possibly attack the right it's good no matter what the context, even a cheescake story!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. WVLady47

    Russia made heroes out of people who were in our country trying to harm us. Does anyone see what a slap in the face this is to America????? There are thousands of this type of criminal in our midst and all we do is keep letting them come into our country, this practice should be stopped. America would be a lot safer if aliens were not allowed to come into our country and become "Americans", i.e., "paper Americans." By the time people realize what danger we are in, it will be too late.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Rus

      Do you know how many of ours there are over in Russia? This has been the game for decades now. You propose to stop letting everyone come into the country? How American of you.

      October 20, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Kinez

      Dude,they didn't want to harm anyone.They gathered information as America gathers inel in Russia.Same thing.These guys and gals got cought,that means they are bad spies.But still I may be mistaken...

      October 20, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      She can come spy at my house any time!

      October 20, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Havildar

      Nutty as usual from a teapartyexpress bagger/Republican blame everyone but themselves. Do the Nuts think spies will have a label or "armband" to say that they are spies? Rubbish

      October 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUS

      Lighten up! It is a normal procedure. There are international spies all over the world. If you are go against foreign aliens, why don't you go trace where your ancestors were from and leave as well! Or are you a Native American? In that casem nice Indian name-WVLady!

      October 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • jw

      Like making heroes out of soldiers killing iraqis and afghans?

      October 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • liberated1

      No doubt, I am 100% agreed with you and I think America is for Americans only so everybody who is not american should be sent back to their homeland. Only the people who were here before Columbus have a right to be called Americans and rest of them should go back.

      October 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobby J. Daro

      Thank you, WVLady47. To those who think we do not have a serious problem, in this country of ours, please begin to use your heads for something other than a hat rack.

      October 20, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      That's an old idea that gets thrown around by xenophobes every couple of years going back to the founding of our country. Why would we want to stop Russians from moving here and becoming Americans? A couple of them ended up being spies but there are countless others who are planting roots here and helping us develop in mathematics, physics, aerospace technology, etc.

      October 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don't Blink

      They aren't in your country to harm you. They are there to gain intelligence for their government. America has spies everywhere, why shouldn't any other country? I love how it's all "my country, 'tis of thee" with you people. You're brainwashed, you know. Countries are arbitrary, you should be concerned about the human race as a whole and not separate people along such ignorant lines as patriotism.

      October 21, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • RUS

      Jonathan and Don't Blink–exactly! I completely agree with you!
      Bobby J. Daro–are you out of your mind? The only BIG problem that this country has is that peope like you, whose ancestors came to the US as immigrants, are now becoming so nationalistic and forgetting their own non-American past. Hitler would be so proud of you!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  12. tamade

    she's one hot spy!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • anon

      man id let her spy on me thats for sure. she makes a good advertising poster for the KGB or whatever its called now.

      October 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bindo


    Classic! The Russians are now full fledged capitalists!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. David

    For those of you who don't know any better, Russians are actually a very gentle, caring people. Full of passion about life because most of them have so little. If you had any idea of the state of affairs in Russian, you would know that the ultimate culmination of threat, invasion and nuclear warfare, isnt a possibility. Most of them live in the fear that the United States will find a reason to invade them. Besides, they dont wish to wage war on us, they pity us. They laugh at us. And why? For our pettiness, laziness, and the inability to cope with our soft comfortable life without gobbling down pills and drugs like the fat little piggies we are at slop time. It's an odd feeling to be ashamed of yourself and your own countrymen.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • phillip

      Why don't you leave then too.

      October 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • pork

      Still a nation of hopeless alcoholics, though.

      October 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • RT in KC

      Try telling my Estonian parents all about how gentle and caring the Russians are. They were so gentle and caring when they took their homeland, killed their family members and destroyed their country. The Russians are a race of pigs and hate mongers.

      October 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      You're daft. Russia is run by armed thugs, so your "gentle people" (who are quietly drinking themselves into a stupor) are terrified not of us, but of the Putin-protected Mafia. How do I know? I've lived there and witnessed it firsthand. Until the Russian people can stand united against the toxic mess that's in control of their country, they (and we) should be very wary of that nation.

      October 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Afghan Guy

    Why couldn't all Afghan girls look like her?

    October 20, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
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