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    Poisoned spy a "traitor", says Anna Chapman

    A former Russian spy who was exchanged for poisoned double agent Sergei Skripal in a Cold War-style spy swap has labelled him a “traitor”.

    Anna Chapman condemned Britain’s response to the nerve agent attack, which has left the 66-year-old and his daughter Yulia Skripal in a critical condition.

    “As always Russia is guilty by default... despite the fact that traitor Skripal was pardoned by the President and released,” the 36-year-old, who now works as a model and television presenter, wrote on Instagram.

    “When investigating any murder, the first issue is the motive of the crime. Who benefits from it? In any case, Russia is definitely not interested in such scandal. Does the West need proof to blame Russia?”

    Ms Chapman, who married to a British trainee psychologist, was allegedly part of a Russian spy ring in the US known as the “Illegals Program”.

    She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to act as an unlawful agent of a foreign government and was among ten “sleeper” agents returned to Russia in 2010.

    They were exchanged for four double agents, including Mr Skripal, who was given refuge in the UK having passing intelligence to MI6 during his time as a GRU military intelligence agent.
    Russian spy latest: Sergei Skripal is a 'traitor', says swapped agent Anna Chapman | The Independent

    Anna Chapman is one fabulous lady, to be sure



    Who else could look good even in Russian Army winter camo suit



    She does indeed model now

    and has her own show "Mysteries of the World with Anna Chapman", on RenTV, Russia's top entertainment channel


    On the show, she investigates all sorts of weird stuff, even alien conspiracy theories

    It's popular, Russians are really into that shit...

    She has also been involved in Putin's United Russia party, especially "patriotic education" projects for young people


    And here, appearing in some show with famous Russian singer Dima Bilan

    haha

    Yeah, things have worked out pretty well for her, back in the Motherland, she went, you might say, from superspy to superstar

    There were even rumors she had an affair with Putin!

    Lots of retired KGB, SVR, GRU, or FSB folks can only dream of her life. But, most of them ain't women. And those who are don't look like that lmao

    Anyhow, also, May is apparently giving Putin 24 hours to explain this thing, before UK begins to respond: Russian spy attack: Vladimir Putin has 24 hours to explain how deadly nerve agent was used on UK soil, says Theresa May | The Independent

    We shall see what happens...
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    Russia says that "not a single British media outlet" will be able to work in the country if the UK shuts down Russia Today.

    Its foreign ministry made the threat amid suggestions from British regulator Ofcom that it could not renew the license of the state-funded TV channel. Ofcom's announcement came amid increasing tensions between the UK and Russia following the poisoning of a spy on British soil with a nerve agent.

    The warning came in a press conference in which a foreign ministry spokeswoman responded to recent tensions by saying "one should not threaten a nuclear power", according to state news organisation RIA.
    Kremlin threatens to expel all UK media if Britain shuts down Russian broadcaster | The Independent
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Russian spy latest: Sergei Skripal is a 'traitor', says swapped agent Anna Chapman | The Independent

    Anna Chapman is one fabulous lady, to be sure



    Who else could look good even in Russian Army winter camo suit



    She does indeed model now

    and has her own show "Mysteries of the World with Anna Chapman", on RenTV, Russia's top entertainment channel


    On the show, she investigates all sorts of weird stuff, even alien conspiracy theories

    It's popular, Russians are really into that shit...

    She has also been involved in Putin's United Russia party, especially "patriotic education" projects for young people


    And here, appearing in some show with famous Russian singer Dima Bilan

    haha

    Yeah, things have worked out pretty well for her, back in the Motherland, she went, you might say, from superspy to superstar

    There were even rumors she had an affair with Putin!

    Lots of retired KGB, SVR, GRU, or FSB folks can only dream of her life. But, most of them ain't women. And those who are don't look like that lmao

    Anyhow, also, May is apparently giving Putin 24 hours to explain this thing, before UK begins to respond: Russian spy attack: Vladimir Putin has 24 hours to explain how deadly nerve agent was used on UK soil, says Theresa May | The Independent

    We shall see what happens...
    I love how we keep demanding successful women be accomplished and beautiful while the men in power get fatter, older, uglier and balder. And dumber if you count Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I love how we keep demanding successful women be accomplished and beautiful while the men in power get fatter, older, uglier and balder. And dumber if you count Trump.
    True. It is a double standard. Worse over there, I would say. In Russia, many women believe that good looks are all that gets a female through life... Brought up that way, since they are girls.

    I recall reading about a suicide, in 2014, the girl on the right here

    killed herself, jumped off the balcony, because she thought some boy in her school didn't find her attractive enough! In Siberia someplace, that was. Crazy...

    Anyway, back to the topic:

    Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, signaling a plunge in relations to their lowest point in decades in the wake of a chemical attack on a former Russian spy in southern England.

    Prime Minister Theresa May pointed the finger of blame firmly at Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as she outlined a series of retaliatory measures in parliament.

    Russia denies any involvement in the attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who have been critical condition in hospital since they were found unconscious on March 4 on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury.

    May announced measures including the potential freezing of Russian state assets that pose a security threat, new laws to counter hostile state activity and a downgrading of Britain's attendance at the soccer World Cup in Russia.

    She had given Moscow until midnight on Tuesday night to explain how the Novichok nerve agent came to be deployed on the streets of Salisbury, saying either the Russian state was responsible or it had lost control of a stock of the substance.

    "Their response demonstrated complete disdain for the gravity of these events," May said in a statement to parliament. "They have treated the use of a military-grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt and defiance."

    May said the only possible conclusion was that the Russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of the Skripals and the harm to Nick Bailey, a police officer who is in a serious condition after being exposed to the nerve agent.

    "This represents an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom," she said.

    The Russian embassy in London described the steps announced by May as "unacceptable, unjustified and shortsighted". Moscow has repeatedly warned London to expect retaliation.

    May Denounces Putin

    The two governments blamed each other for the crisis.

    "Many of us looked at a post-Soviet Russia with hope. We wanted a better relationship and it is tragic that President Putin has chosen to act in this way," said May.

    Britain, which has received statements of support from the United States, the European Union and NATO, has said it would seek to coordinate an international response to the attack.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after May's statement that she took the British findings on Salisbury seriously and there would be a common European stance, although "we must still talk responsibly" with Russia despite differences of opinion.

    A French government spokesman said Paris was awaiting proof before deciding if it would act in solidarity with London.

    May said the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been notified of Britain's findings and would verify its analysis of the substance used in the attack.

    Skripal betrayed dozens of Russian agents to Britain before being arrested in Moscow and later jailed in 2006. He was freed under a spy swap deal in 2010 and took refuge in Britain.

    The attack on him was likened in Britain to the killing of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Putin, who died in London in 2006 after drinking green tea laced with radioactive polonium 210. Russia refused to extradite the two Russians identified by Britain as the killers.

    Britain's response to the Litvinenko affair, which included the expulsion of four Russian diplomats, was widely criticised domestically as too weak, and many in British politics and media have called for a much tougher response to the Skripal attack.

    May said the 23 diplomats, identified as undeclared intelligence officers, had one week to leave and this would damage Russian intelligence capabilities in Britain for years.

    It was the biggest single expulsion of Russian envoys from Britain since 1985 when 31 diplomats from the former Soviet Union were told to leave.

    May also said Britain would revoke an invitation to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit the country and suspend all planned high level bilateral contacts between London and Moscow. The Foreign Ministry in Moscow said Lavrov had not accepted the invitation to visit Britain anyway.

    On the soccer World Cup, May said no ministers or members of the British royal family would attend.

    'Corrupt Elites'

    But unlike when the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea and other actions in Ukraine, May did not name Russian individuals or companies that would be specifically targeted by sanctions.

    "We will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have the evidence that they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents," she said, giving no further details.

    She said new laws would be urgently developed to counter any threat from a hostile state, including a power to detain those suspected of hostile state activity at the UK border.

    She also said there would be an increase in checks on private flights, customs and freight to better track those travelling to Britain who could represent a security threat.

    She also threatened action against those she described as "serious criminals and corrupt elites," adding: "There is no place for these people, or their money, in our country."

    London has been a venue of choice for many rich Russian to buy property and has sometimes been nicknamed "Londongrad".

    This has long frustrated anti-graft campaigners, who want Britain to act more robustly against money laundering in London.

    Russian gas giant Gazprom will cut hundreds of jobs at its overseas trading and export offices, including Britain where it has its largest such office by far, and move them to St Petersburg, as part of a drive by Putin to repatriate capital to reduce exposure to sanctions, according to two sources familiar with the plan who spoke exclusively to Reuters.

    In a separate development, British media regulator Ofcom said it could strip Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded TV channel, of its UK licence. Russia said British media would be expelled in retaliation should that happen.
    Britain Expels 23 Russian Diplomats Over Chemical Attack on Ex-Spy

    Russian officials have vowed to expel dozens of British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomatic workers Wednesday after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent.

    May said that 23 Russian diplomats “identified as undeclared intelligence officers” had one week to leave Britain in a statement to the U.K. parliament on Wednesday.

    A Russian Foreign Ministry source told the Kommersant business daily that Moscow would reciprocate by expelling British diplomats from the country.

    “Our response will be biting. The reaction will be such that Great Britain will regret its actions, Russia’s former ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

    Before May’s speech on Wednesday afternoon, Russia’s Ambassador to Britain Alexander Yakovenko warned London of reciprocal measures for the expulsion of Russian diplomats, Reuters reported.

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has vowed to respond with a statement of its own “in the near future,” the state-run TASS news agency cited ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying.

    Russia’s Embassy in London labeled the expulsion of its 23 diplomats “totally unacceptable, unjustified and shortsighted.”
    Russia Vows Retaliation for U.K.'s Expulsion of Diplomats Over Poisoning Scandal

    Also:

    Britain has told its citizens traveling to Russia to be aware of anti-British sentiment and harassment and avoid commenting on politics, as relations between the two countries sour over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent.

    The Foreign Office updated its travel advice on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia was behind the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent, and expelled 23 diplomats. Russia denies responsibility.

    "Due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time," the Foreign Office said in a travel advisory.

    "You're advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments," it added.

    British police have estimated that 10,000 to 20,000 British soccer fans were expected to travel to Russia in the Summer for the finals of the World Cup.
    Ahead of World Cup, UK Warns Britons Traveling to Russia

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