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Report: Russian Spy Anna Chapman Tried to Seduce Edward Snowden

By    |   Sunday, 07 December 2014 10:08 PM

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was targeted by flame-haired former spy Anna Chapman, The Sunday People reports.

According to the British newspaper, former KGB agent Boris Karpichkov, who has defected to the West, says the Kremlin laid out a plan for Chapman, 32, to lure Snowden, 31, into staying in the country so Russian intelligence officials could try to talk to him about American security secrets.

The two met only once, says Karpichkov, but Chapman tweeted a marriage proposal soon afterward, on July 3, 2013.

That tweet was done at the Kremlin's direction, Karpichkov said. He Kremlin spy Vladimir Skorik was behind the plan.

"But Snowden became ¬concerned about what the ¬consequences would be," Karpichkov said. "If Snowden had accepted, he would have a right to Russian citizenship. That would lock him in Russia. As a citizen he’d need permission to leave."

Chapman last year walked out of an interview with NBC when questioned about the proposal, and was likely told by the Kremlin not to discuss the matter, the paper reported.

Former British Parliament Member Rupert Allason, an author of espionage books, told the Mirror, "Anna is sophisticated enough to live with an American There aren’t many of those in the FSB (formerly the KGB). She would be ­prepared to use her obvious gifts."

The daughter of a Russian diplomat, Chapman was revealed to be part of a spy sleeper cell in the United States. She had been working as a real estate agent in New York City.

She and others were returned to Russia as part of a spy swap, and she began a modeling career and joined a pro-Kremlin party.

Snowden has been stuck in Russia since shortly after releasing documents he obtained as a contractor for the National Security Agency. His actions set off a debate within the country about how much the government can collect data on its own citizens.

Snowden initially flew to Hong Kong, but with the United States attempting to extradite him, he reportedly tried to fly to Ecuador via Moscow. The United States revoked his passport, and he has been in Russia ever since.

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