In Russia, the Kremlin said President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree pardoning four convicted foreign spies: Alexander Zaporozhsky, Gennady Vasilenko, Sergei Skripal and Igor Sutyagin so that they can be exchanged for the 10 US defendants.
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the spy swap exchange being conducted by Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service and the CIA was conducted in the context of overall improvement of USA and Russian ties.
Igor Sutyagin is a scientist convicted of passing Russian nuclear secrets to the CIA through the UK.
The 10 Russian agents, including tabloid sensation Anna Chapman [Kushchenko], freed by the United States are part of the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.
Анна Чапман [Anna Chapman] Stalingrad stunner, Anya Kushchenko is the daughter of former KGB operative Vasily Kushchenko. AKA Anna Chapman, the pretty dangerous operative is accused of being a Russian spy in the USA.
The skillful deceiver was previously married to a Brit, David Chapman, whom she bailed on after receiving her green card. This has brought MI-5 into the investigation of the extraordinary Russian agent’s London activities.
The Russian born Анна Чапман [Anna Chapman] 28 year old red-head suspected spy is more Austin Powers than James Bond. If a sex operative, her code name would be swallows. Ms Kushchenko bought a cellphone under the name Irine Kustov and used 99 Fake Street as her address. See what I mean?
Yeah baby, yeah. Anna Chapman a brunette by photo and a redhead by video. Oh behave.
Anna Chapman Facebook page: “ If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. ” – Anna Chapman AKA Анна Чапман AKA Anya Kushchenko AKA Irine Kustov
Anna Chapman’s attorney says she is currently being held without bail in solitary confinement, only let outside for one hour a day. The femme fatal is scheduled to appear in court on July 17th where a hearing will determine if the alleged spy is indicted.
” The evidence here is overwhelming. It is simple; it is strong. This is a Russian agent. ” – Asst. US Attorney Michael Farbiarz
Ten people have been arrested in the USA [ New York, Boston and Alexandria, Virginia ] accused of spying for Moscow and Russia Intelligence. The accused spies are charged with conspiracy to act as unregistered agents for a Foreign government and money laundering. If convicted, all ten could face up to twenty years in prison.
The Justice Department accuses them with carrying out long term, deep cover assignments in the United States, on behalf of the Russian Federation.
US investigators claim some of them lived under false identities and that the secret agents used private wireless networks to send encrypted messages embedded in images online.
Anna Chapman, formerly Anya Kushchenko ( Анна Чапман ) is in solitary confinement until her indictment hearing on July 17.
Burgergate and catching ten spies is good PR for the Justice Department and FBI.