Anna Chapman, Russian 'Bombshell' Spy, To Run For Parliament As Member Of Putin's Party

02/23/2011 04:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Andrew Osborn, Moscow Telegraph

Anna Chapman, the failed spy, is to run for the Russian parliament in December as a member of Vladimir Putin's ruling party.

United Russia, the Russian prime minister's all-powerful party, has already pencilled in Miss Chapman as the next MP for the Volgograd region in southern Russia according to the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper which said it had seen the list.

The former spy is all but guaranteed electoral success as Russia is a de facto one-party state and the United Russia party is expected to keep its dominant position for years to come.

She is well suited for the Volgograd seat in so far as she was born and grew up there.

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