Former spy hired by Russian bank: Reports

A Moscow-based bank linked to defence and space industry has hired Anna Chapman, the Russian spy who was recently swapped with the US under the biggest spy-scandal of the century, according to reports.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 22:06 PM IST

Moscow: A Moscow-based bank linked to
defence and space industry has hired Anna Chapman, the Russian
spy who was recently swapped with the US under the biggest
spy-scandal of the century, according to reports.

The FondServisBank in a brief announcement said
Chapman has been hired as the aide to the bank president to
advise on innovation in information technology.

She is also engaged in writing a book about the
potential of web resources, the statement said.

Chapman, the sultry spy who attracted worldwide media
attention after her arrest, put in an unexpected appearance at
the Baikonur space centre last week, where she watched the
launch of Russia`s Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft to the International
Space Station (ISS), RIA Novosti said.

While the other members of the group have kept out of
sight since a Russia-US spy swap in July, Chapman has been
cashing in on her celebrity status, including a photo session
for the celebrity magazine Zhara (Heat).

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, himself a former KGB
agent, told reporters after his unpublicised meeting with the
10 swapped spies in July that they will lead a `decent life`.

PTI