Russian spy Chapman talks of love in first interview

Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:59pm EDT
 
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Glamorous Russian spy Anna Chapman has told a popular men's magazine she likes hopeless romantics, in her first interview since she was deported from the United States in July. The redhead said her favorite category of men are "those who need love to be the biggest and most wonderful feeling in their life," she told Russia's Maxim, which went on sale last week.

Chapman, whose exposed life as a spy has turned her into a media sensation, graces the front cover of Maxim's November issue in lacy underwear and holding a silver revolver.

Across seven pages inside, the 28-year-old shows off her celebrated curves in black satin and red lace atop stilettos. Maxim has named her one of Russia's 100 sexiest women.

Chapman, who was deported by the United States with nine others in July as part of the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, also tells Maxim she likes men "who are better than me."

Although celebrated by the Kremlin and Russian media, the Russian spy ring was reported to have failed to secure any major intelligence before their arrests in the United States.

Earlier this week, they were awarded the highest state honors by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

(Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman, editing by Paul Casciato)

 
<p>A security officer leads former Russian spy Anna Chapman (R) during a farewell ceremony for the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka at the Baikonur cosmodrome October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer</p>