Russian spy Anna Chapman tweets marriage proposal to NSA leaker

Published July 04, 2013


As National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden continued to cool his heels in the transit zone at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, waiting to hear a positive response to one of his many asylum requests, he received an unlikely marriage proposal via Twitter from ex-Russian spy Anna Chapman. 

The simple message "Snowden, will you marry me?" was posted to Chapman's personal account Wednesday. 

The daughter of a Russian diplomat, Chapman came to international attention when she was outed as a member of a Russian spy ring in the summer of 2010. She admitted to being a foreign agent and was deported back to Russia along with nine others as part of a spy exchange. 

Since returning to her home country, Chapman has become a minor celebrity, working as a model, becoming the promotional face of a Moscow bank, and joining the leadership group of the youth wing of Russia's main pro-Kremlin party. 

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