'Sexy Spy' Reaps Rewards at Home ... Herring, a Lion Cub

The lion cub we kinda get, but the herring?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2010 10:10 AM CST
'Sexy Spy' Reaps Rewards at Home ... Herring, a Lion Cub
Anna Chapman appears on stage with the leaders of Young Guards, a pro-Kremlin youth movement she joined, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

(Newser) – Russia’s love affair with “sexy spy” Anna Chapman continues: Yesterday, she made her first major public appearance, and received a pretty major gift for her trouble. On a Russian talk show, she revealed some of her passions (acting, shooting, Angelina Jolie, and—not surprisingly—spy movies) and said she’s always wanted a pet lion. So what was she presented with? A lion cub, the New York Times reports.

In addition to the exotic animal, Chapman was presented with a few more strange gifts: Beet salad and a large pickled herring from her grandmother. Click for more on Chapman, including a couple of racy photo shoots.
(Read more Anna Chapman stories.)

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