Moscow (AFP) Dec 14, 2010
Russia's glamorous former spy Anna Chapman made a surprise appearance Tuesday at a technical modernisation forum attended by President Dmitry Medvedev and the country's young elite.
An AFP correspondent saw the 28-year-old former sleeper agent appear at the prestigious function outside Moscow wearing a classic black business dress and an official accreditation badge around her neck.
The LifeNews.ru website said that organisers had invited Chapman to the Skolkovo function "to use her wealth of experience in modernising the country."
Chapman and nine other Russia spies were expelled from the United States this summer in a historic swap that deeply embarrassed the Russian intelligence service and sparked worries over relations with the United States.
But Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin -- himself a former agent -- rallied to the group's defence by meeting and even singing with them on their arrival and promising them all important work in their homeland.
Chapman has since been hired as a representative of a little-known asset management firm called FondsServiceBank.
She has also been the only one of the spies to have been prominent in public since her return, posing in a raunchy photo-shoot for Russia's Maxim magazine and even surfacing at a space launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
The Kommersant business daily reported Monday that another member of the gang, Andrei Bezrukov, who was in Boston under the alias Donald Howard Heathfield, has been hired as an executive adviser by Russia's state-run oil giant Rosneft.
Tuesday's forum took place at the Skolkovo innovation centre touted by Medvedev as Russia's answer to the United States' Silicon Valley.
The centre was visited this year by the heads of Google and other US computing giants seeking suitable investment projects.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at SpaceWar.com
Veteran US Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies
Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies
By Dan De Luce Washington DC (AFP) Dec 14, 2010 Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and a key figure in the 1995 peace agreement that ended three years of war in Bosnia, died Monday from a heart ailment, media reported. Holbrooke, 69, died after undergoing surgery for a torn aorta at a Washington hospital. He fell ill on Friday while working at the State ... read more
Israel general drops missile defense bombshell|
First European Missile Successfully Carries Out Ballistic Intercept
Poland asked US about missile shield uses: WikiLeaks
Japan to deploy new missile interceptors: report
Taiwan trumpets cruise missile production
Western Military District Gets First Iskander Tactical Missile System
ATK Awarded Contract For USAF HARM Modification Program
Raytheon's SLAMRAAM Completes Second Test Firing from New Platform
Boeing Phantom Ray Takes A Ride On NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Fire Scout Ready For Unrestricted Flights Off USS Halyburton
US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan: officials
Critical Global Hawk Sensor Delivered To USAF
Arianespace Will Orbit Sicral 2 Milcomms Satellites
Codan Receives JITC Certification For 2110 HF Manpack
Northrop Grumman Bids for Marine Corps Common Aviation CnC
DSP Satellite System Celebrates 40 Years
DARPA Awards Contract To Produce Laser Enhanced Sniper Systems
EADS Conducts First Flight Of Armed Aerial Scout 72X TDA
Combined Strategies And Technologies Help IED Fight
Building Begins On Indian Navy's First P-8I Aircraft
Military weighs reusing damaged equipment
Russian Military To Receive 1,300 Types Of Weaponry By 2020
US Army Awards GD Contract For Stryker Combat-Vehicle Work
France, Germany, Poland call for deeper EU military ties
Berlusconi survives no-confidence votes
Russia's 'sexy spy' appears at Medvedev forum
Veteran US Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies
China: U.S. legislators are 'arrogant'
Navy test fires electromagnetic cannon
Joint High Power Solid State Laser Keeps Lasing And Lasing
Boeing Installing Beam Control System On HEL Laser Demonstrator
Maritime Laser System Shows Higher Lethality At Longer Ranges
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|