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Anna Chapman: Anna Kuschenko, Spies, Pictures, Video And Nuclear Bombshells

by | 30th, June 2010

ANNA Chapman is the alleged Russian agent with the cleavage back story and a line in good underwear. US agents have swooped on a further 10 other alleged Russian agents. But it’s all eyes on Anna Chapman. Although get this that might not be her real name.

The Daily Express said Chapman’s real surname is Kuschenko. She was born in Ukraine and raised in Volgograd.

But who cares about the secrets get a load of that data-harvesting cleavage!

The new round-up:

Daily Mirror (front page): “The redhed under the bed”
Daily Express (front page): “The beauty who spied for Russia”
Sun (front page): “SEXY SPY HELD IN US SWOOPS”

The Mail quotes Ana Chapman’s mum, a thickset women with broad shoulders festooned with military medals:

And Miss Chapman’s tearful mother Irina, 51, said in Moscow: ‘Of course I deny that my daughter is a spy. It’s all very shocking to us.’

But that about the level of information Anna and her alleged associates discovered from working in America?

The assignments, described in secret instructions intercepted by the FBI, were to collect routine political gossip and policy talk that might have been more efficiently gathered by surfing the Web.

So says Russian TV.

Is that it? The Mail wants it to be better than that:

Miss Foley, Mr Heathfield, and their nine co-accused allegedly used invisible ink, short-wave radios, steganography and wi-fi in cafés to pass coded messages back to Russia – including information on nuclear weapons.

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Scott Beauchamp met Anna Chapman when she was recruiting for her estate agency business:

Despite Miss Chapman’s Slavic good looks, she seemed just as awkward and self-conscious as any other 20-something. There was nothing out of the ordinary. She didn’t ask me for the maximum effective range of a .25 millimeter Bushmaster Cannon. She didn’t ask me if I felt comfortable working in a non-legal, Russian-friendly environment. There were no bags of cash exchanged. She didn’t once use a radio transmitter, and I never asked her if she was a Bond girl. All in all, it was rather boring. She mostly talked about Pay Per Click software and online advertising, and then told me that she would get back to me in a few weeks. Before she did, I was hired somewhere else.

Of course knowing what secrets the enemy knows is a hard thing to write about with any authority.

Some of the suspected spies arrested in the United States are Russian citizens, Russia’s Foreign Ministry acknowledged Tuesday, but it insisted they did nothing to hurt U.S. interests.

Oh, come on. We need more than that. What says the FBI about the alleged spies? The Mirror laps it up:

The alleged spies held secret New York rendezvous in scenes straight from a Cold War thriller. Mar 31, 2002: Alleged moneyman Christopher Metsos hands Richard Murphy a bag with $40,000 at a restaurant in Queens district.

May 16, 2004: Metsos and Russian contact swap bags as they pass each other on a rail station staircase. Metsos later hands Murphy cash with the code phrases: “Meet this guy, tell him Uncle Paul loves him… it is wonderful to be Santa Claus in May.”

Jun 20, 2004: Murphy meets Michael Zottoli near Central Park to hand over bag with museum logo. Jun 5, 2006: Zottoli and Patricia Mills dig up cash in Wursboro that Metsos buried in 2004.

Jun 6, 2009: Russian official slips bag into Murphy’s rucksack as they cross paths at rail station. Sep 26, 2009: Murphy hands Zottoli $150,000 and a bag on park bench. Murphy later hands him laptop to message Moscow as they meet in coffee shop. Jan 20, 2010: Anna Chapman uses a laptop in Starbucks to message colleagues in a van. She later goes to bookstore to pass information to another agent.

Anything else?

Lt Col Shaffer, who works with a defence think tank in Washington DC, said he was told the group wanted policy information rather than classified or sensitive material.

“They wanted a Soviet-style, Cold War

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