Russia's Sexy Spy Heats Up Maxim

Officials still trying to put sexy face on their failed US spy op
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2010 4:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – This generation's wanna-be Mata Hari appears in all her blazing hotness in Russian Maxim in what officials hope might be a morale-booster for their spooks. "Anna Chapman has done more to excite Russian patriotism than the Russian soccer team," the mag sniggers about the nearly-total-boob-baring shot of the pistol-packing spy deported from New York. The bodacious former spy has fast become the poster babe of the seductive spy operation the Russians wish they had, Reuters notes. Though loudly hailed by the Kremlin and Russian press, the years-long spy operation in the US including Chapman and nine compatriots is widely considered an embarrassing flop. (Read more Russia stories.)

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