Two of the 10 undercover agents deported to Russia from the United States in a spy swap last year have landed attractive new jobs, news reports said Wednesday.
The most well known of the busted spies, Anna Chapman, will host a television show on Ren-TV private television, its spokeswoman Marina Volodina said, The Associated Press reported.
The weekly show, “Mysteries of the World With Anna Chapman,” will premiere in prime time Friday and allow Chapman "to use all her talents to solve the world's most complicated mysteries," Volodina said.
Ren-TV representatives refused to provide additional details about the show but said it was the only one of multiple pitches made by television channels to Chapman that had sparked her interest.
Since her deportation in July, Chapman, 28, has posed semi-nude in men's magazines, been hired as an adviser to the president of FondServisBank and been appointed to a leadership position with Young Guard, United Russia's youth wing that is currently undergoing a rebranding.
Another deported spy, Natalya Pereverzeva, has become an adviser for foreign economic relations to the president of Transneft, Kommersant reported Wednesday, adding that the appointment took place in December. Pereverzeva posed as a housewife while living in Seattle and Arlington, Virginia, and the whereabouts of her husband, fellow spy Mikhail Kutsik, and two young children were unclear Wednesday.
A Transneft representative said there was no one named Natalya Pereverzeva on the list of its employees at its head office, but refused to say whether she might hold some other job at the company.
A third deported spy, Andrei Bezrukov, became an aide for international projects to the president of Rosneft last fall.