2010年7月10日土曜日

米露 工作員交換

米露で工作員を交換するらしい。
 露のスパイ11人が米司法当局に訴追された事件で、米露両国政府は、
それぞれがスパイとして拘束・収監している複数の人物の交換を決め、
実際の手続きに入った。米側では、逃亡中の1人を除く10人の被告が
ニューヨーク・マンハッタンの連邦地裁に出頭。全員が容疑を認めたのち、
裁判官が直ちに全員の国外退去を宣告した。

露側交換要員
Igor Sutyagin:露に拠点を置く米加系研究所の元研究員 核専門家
1999 CIA関連企業へ機密情報(原子力潜水艦とミサイル警報システム)を
   漏らした罪で起訴
2004 懲役15年の判決。アルハンゲリスク州で服役
2010 7/5 モスクワの刑務所移送、ウィーン経由でロンドンへの移送通告有

Igorの弁護士(Anna Stavitskaya)
「機密にアクセスしていないのに、交換要員になると周囲からスパイと
  言う目で見られる」

Sergei Skripal:元GRU大佐
2004 MI6に情報(進行中の作戦に関与する数十名の情報将校名)を流した
   として逮捕
2006 罪を認め、13年の判決。

Sergei弁護団は上訴せず。

Alexander Zaporozhsky:元SVR大佐
1997 SVR引退し、渡米。
2001 帰後、逮捕。
2003 渡米時に米国に協力したとして反逆罪で18年の禁固刑判決。

Alexander Sypachev:元SVR大佐
2002 駐露米国大使館からの機密情報提供申し出に対し、連絡。
   資料を渡そうとしたときに、FSBにより拘束され、スパイ
   容疑で逮捕。懲役8年の判決。

米国側交換要員
露スパイ事件容疑者11名中10名
Richard Murphy(実名 Vladimir Guryev)
Cynthia Murphy(実名 Lydia Guryev)
Donald Howard Heathfield(実名 Andrey Bezrukov)
Tracey Lee Ann Foley(実名 Elena Vavilova)
Juan Lazaro(実名 Mikhail Vasenkov)
Michael Zottoli(実名 Mikhail Kutsik)
Patrica Mills(実名 Natalia Pereverzeva)
Anna Chapman(実名)
Mikhail Semenko(実名)
Vicky Pelaez(ペルー人 実名)

交換場所
ロンドン(?)

露政府から交換を持ちかけたらしいが、交換するのは4名。
米国は、露スパイ事件容疑者11名中10名。
交換要員の地位は平等だろうから、米国の指名した交換要員で、露核兵器
専門家の諜報活動の真偽が明確になる。しかし、複数の交換になると
不明のまま。露の交換要員は、公安役人が多い。
逮捕から5年も経てば、露の情報は使えないだろうが、米国の情報は新しい
が、直接役に立たない情報が多いと双方は評価しているのかもしれない。

交換には、罪を認めることが条件で、無罪を主張していても交換を条件に
罪を認めるようだ。さらに、米国では、米国には戻らないことを条件に
した。

交換されるスパイには、米国で育った子供もおり、16才未満の子供は、
親と同伴し、16才以上の子供は米国に残るようだ。
子供はこれから、当分の間、州警察、FBIやCIAから監視され、周囲から
非国民の子供と見られた上に里親との生活となるかもしれない。

「米露共に現在も諜報活動を行っていることが知れ渡ってしまったので、
両国とも早くもみ消したい」と言う説もあるが、本当にそれだけだろうか。

Annaは、英国滞在の頃、王子達に会うために高級レストランに通ったとの
報道も出ている。

追記 20100711
諜報員交換の提案は、米国側からとの報道もでてきた。
仕掛けたのは、米国だがそのまま露も乗ったようだ。
露側に渡った諜報員は、国から住宅や月額2000ドルの生活費を
一生支給されることが確約される。
米国側の諜報員は、健康悪化のため、交換を急いだとのこと。
米国側の諜報員4人の内、2人は英国へ、2人は米国へ移動した。
交換場所はオーストリア。

英露で反政府支持者らが暗殺されたと言われた頃、英国では、
「いまだ最前線」と言ったし、米国では、露諜報員を監視続けていた。
「冷戦を懐かしむ声」と報道されていたが、現在は経済的諜報活動である
国家政策や産業スパイが主要業務。
少し古いが、日米自動車構造協議が良い例だろう。

露スパイ事件 報道工作か


RUSSIAN SPY WORKED IN LONDON


Former UK intelligence officer talks about "Russian spy" arrests in US


Russian Claims Spy Swap in Works With US The Associated Press


Nuclear secrets thieve to be pawn in spy swap RT


Russia spy case takes another twist


I Spy: RT talks to former MI5 officer RT


---帰国スパイ、露が生活費確約…米と交換後---
2010年7月11日01時37分 読売新聞
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/news/20100710-OYT1T00722.htm

 【ワシントン=黒瀬悦成】米露が9日行った、東西冷戦終結後最大規模のスパイ交換は、米国主導で描かれた綿密な筋書きに沿って進められていた内幕が明らかになった。
 米国によるスパイ団摘発が米露関係を損ねることを恐れたオバマ大統領の意向を強く反映した措置とされる。
 AP通信など米主要メディアによると、オバマ大統領が米国内で活動する露スパイ10人の存在について知らされたのは6月11日。司法省や連邦捜査局(FBI)は、一部が近く出国することを察知し、10年にわたったスパイ団への監視を急きょ切り上げ、一斉逮捕に踏み切る準備を進めていることを説明した。
 司法省やFBI高官は、米露関係への影響を最小限に抑えたい大統領の意向をくんで、スパイ団を米国に長期拘束せず、露国内で長期収監されている米国のスパイを釈放させる取引材料とする「スパイ交換」を提案した。欧米に重要な露機密情報を提供したとされるアレクサンドル・ザポロジスキー元露対外情報局(SVR)大佐らは監獄での健康悪化も伝えられ、救出を急務と見なしていた。
 大統領のゴーサインを得た司法省は6月27日に10人を逮捕。30日、中央情報局(CIA)はスパイ交換をSVRに打診し、SVRは2日後に交換に応じると回答した。パネッタCIA長官とフラトコフSVR長官との計3回の電話協議を経て、7月3日に交換の詳細が合意に至った。
 合意内容の一部は、スパイ団が8日に国外追放処分を言い渡されたニューヨーク連邦地裁の法廷でも明らかにされ、ロシア政府がスパイたちに帰国後、住宅や月額2000ドルの生活費を一生支給することを確約していたことも判明した。米国内に残されていた一部のスパイの子供も9日までにロシアに送り返された。


---米国:スパイ交換「米が提案」 主要メディアが報道---
毎日新聞 2010年7月10日 20時38分
http://mainichi.jp/select/world/america/news/20100711k0000m030073000c.html

 米司法省がロシアの工作員として11人を起訴した事件で、オバマ米政権が一斉摘発の約2週間前からスパイ交換による決着の検討を開始し、交換相手を名指ししてロシア側に提案したことが9日、分かった。米主要メディアが米政府高官の話として報じた。
 また「西側のスパイ」としてロシアで服役していた交換相手の男性4人のうち2人が同日、空路ワシントンに到着した。他の2人は英国にいる。
 報道によると、ロシア工作員の捜査状況がホワイトハウスに報告されたのは2月。うち2人が米国脱出を試みていることが6月初旬に分かり、逮捕を急ぐ必要が生じた。
 同11日にオバマ大統領を交えた会議が開かれ、逮捕時期を検討。この場でスパイ交換による決着案も浮上した。オバマ氏は18日の会議でもこの問題を協議した。
 同24日にオバマ氏はホワイトハウスでロシアのメドベージェフ大統領と首脳会談し、両国関係の強化をアピール。スパイ事件については一切話し合われなかった。
 司法当局は直後の27日に10人を逮捕した。数日後に中央情報局(CIA)のパネッタ長官が、ロシア対外情報局(SVR)に服役中の4人を名指ししてスパイ交換を提案。7月3日までに合意が成立した。(共同)


---ウィーン今も「スパイ拠点」? 冷戦期、東西の「最前線」---
2010年7月10日 夕刊
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/world/news/CK2010071002000211.html

 【サラエボ=共同】白昼の空港を舞台に米ロ両国による冷戦後最大規模のスパイ交換が九日、行われたウィーン。東西欧州の接点に位置するとともに、中立国オーストリアの首都という条件も加わり、冷戦期はスパイ活動の拠点として知られた。
 今回の交換でも、ウィーンの特異性がクローズアップされた形だ。
 ウィーンは中東欧に広大な領地を有したハプスブルク帝国の首都として栄え「昔から得られる情報の厚みに定評があった」(地元外交筋)。
 第二次大戦後は東西陣営の情報戦の最前線となり、米国やソ連、東西ドイツなど各国のスパイが暗躍。北朝鮮の活動も盛んで、拉致被害者の石岡亨さんは一九八〇年にウィーンから日本へ手紙を送り、消息を絶った。
 スパイ活動に詳しいオーストリアの研究者は英BBC放送に、ウィーンには現在も二千~三千人の情報機関員がいると説明。BBCはウィーンの歴史的背景や中立性などを挙げ「スパイ交換が円滑に行われる」場所と指摘した。


---米露、ウイーンでスパイ交換 冷戦後最大---
2010.7.9 23:11
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/100709/amr1007091752009-n1.htm

 【ニューヨーク=松尾理也、モスクワ=遠藤良介】ロシアのスパイ11人が米司法当局に訴追された事件で、米露両国政府は9日、逃亡中の1人を除く「美(び)貌(ぼう)の女スパイ」アンナ・チャップマン(28)ら10被告と、欧米のスパイとしてロシアで服役していた4人をウィーンで交換した。AP通信が伝えた。今回のスパイ交換は冷戦終結後では最大規模となる。
 報道によると、スパイ10人を乗せた米国の飛行機と、交換要員の4人を乗せたロシアの飛行機が9日、ウィーンの空港にそれぞれ到着。イタル・タス通信によると、並んで駐機した米露の飛行機の間をミニバンが往復し、身柄の交換が行われたという。両機は約2時間後に離陸した。
 米露両国政府は8日、スパイの交換で合意。米当局に拘束された10被告は同日、ニューヨーク・マンハッタンの連邦地裁に出頭し、罪状認否で起訴事実を認めた後、裁判長が強制送還処分を言い渡した。
 メドベージェフ露大統領も9日、米側に機密情報を流したとして服役中の軍事専門家、イーゴリ・スチャーギン氏や、元露軍将校のセルゲイ・スクリパリ氏らロシア人4人を特赦する大統領令に署名した。
 露外務省は声明で「(スパイ交換は)露米関係の改善と、両国のパートナーシップに関する高レベルでの合意を背景に実現するものだ。今回の合意は、両国指導者の(関係改善の)方針が貫かれていることを示している」などと説明した。


---ロシアの美人スパイらに国外退去を宣告 NY連邦地裁---
2010.7.9 08:04
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/100709/amr1007090804000-n1.htm

 【ニューヨーク=松尾理也】ロシアのスパイ11人が米司法当局に訴追された事件で、米露両国政府は8日、それぞれがスパイとして拘束・収監している複数の人物の交換を決め、実際の手続きに入った。米側では、逃亡中の1人を除く10人の被告がニューヨーク・マンハッタンの連邦地裁に出頭。全員が容疑を認めたのち、裁判官が直ちに全員の国外退去を宣告した。被告らは法廷を後にし、交換地のオーストリア・ウィーンに向かうものとみられる。
 一方、ロシアからの報道によると、米国のスパイとしてロシア国内で服役していた露軍事専門家、スチャーギン氏がすでにモスクワを離れ、交換に向けウィーンに到着したとの情報もある。スチャーギン氏の代理人は米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズに対し、同氏が8日中に自由の身になるとの見通しを示した。
 マンハッタン連邦地裁には、美(び)貌(ぼう)の女スパイとして関心を集めているアンナ・チャップマン被告(28)をはじめ、拘束されている10被告が出頭。全員が罪状を認めた後、国外退去処分となった。
 スパイ交換の際には、交換の対象となる受刑者や被告は罪を認めることが条件とされており、これまで一貫して無実を主張していたスチャーギン氏も今回、罪状を認める書類にサインしたとされる。
 今回のスパイ交換でロシア側は、同国が米国のスパイとして収監している11人を釈放するとされているが、釈放される人物のリストは明らかになっていない。
 米メディアによると、今回の米露間でのスパイ交換は、冷戦終了後では最大規模。冷戦時代にはしばしば、中立国のオーストリアや、東西ドイツ間にかかる橋の上などを舞台にスパイ交換が行われた。


---服役の『スパイ』、ロシア出国 米との「交換」実施か---
2010年7月9日 朝刊
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/world/news/CK2010070902000058.html

 【モスクワ=酒井和人】インタファクス通信は八日、人権活動家の話として、欧米のスパイとしてロシアで服役中だった軍事専門家スチャーギン氏がロシアを出国し、ウィーンに到着したと伝えた。ロシア当局はこの情報を確認していないが、同氏は近くロンドンに移送される見通し。
 同氏は米当局がロシアのスパイ団を訴追した事件で、米ロ両国が協議中と報じられている「スパイ交換」の対象者の一人。ロシアの軍事機密を米中央情報局(CIA)関連の英国企業に漏えいしたとして二〇〇四年に禁固十五年の判決を受けていた。
 米国でも、ロシアのスパイ団として逮捕された男女計十人の釈放が近いとの観測が広がっている。


---US and Russia reach agreement on 'spy exchange'---
Page last updated at 23:25 GMT, Thursday, 8 July 2010 00:25 UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10564994.stm

The US is to deport 10 people who spied for Moscow in exchange for four people convicted of espionage in Russia.

A judge in New York ordered their immediate deportation after they pleaded guilty to spying for a foreign country.

More serious money laundering charges against them were dropped.

Russian news reports say President Dmitry Medvedev has pardoned the four Russian prisoners.

The mother of Anna Chapman, one of the 10 Russian agents, said she expected her to fly home to Russia on Friday.

The 10 pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign country".

Their New York court appearance was the first time they had all appeared in public together since being arrested last month.

Prosecutors said the accused had posed as ordinary citizens, some living together as couples for years, and were ordered by Russia's External Intelligence Service (SVR) to infiltrate policy-making circles and collect information.

Court documents revealed - apparently for the first time - the real names of five of the Russians involved:

* "Richard Murphy" and "Cynthia Murphy" admitted they were Russian citizens named Vladimir Guryev and Lydia Guryev
* "Donald Howard Heathfield" and "Tracey Lee Ann Foley" admitted they were Russian citizens named Andrey Bezrukov and Elena Vavilova
* "Juan Lazaro" admitted that he was a Russian citizen named Mikhail Vasenkov

"Michael Zottoli" and "Patrica Mills" had admitted earlier they were Russian citizens named Mikhail Kutsik and Natalia Pereverzeva, Anna Chapman and Mikhail Semenko had apparently operated in the US under their own names, while Vicky Pelaez was born in Peru.

An 11th suspect known as "Christopher Metsos" went missing after being released on bail in Cyprus, where he had been arrested.

The US state department said after the hearing that there would be "no significant national security benefit" in sentencing the 10 to lengthy jail terms.

"The network of unlawful agents operating inside the United States has been dismantled," spokesman Mark Toner said, before adding: "The United States took advantage of the opportunity presented to secure the release of four individuals serving lengthy prison terms in Russia, several of whom were in poor health."
Moved to Moscow

One of the Russian prisoners expected to be freed by Moscow is nuclear specialist Igor Sutyagin, who was earlier transferred to Moscow from a prison near the Arctic Circle.

He told his family in Moscow that he would be flown to Vienna on Thursday and released as part of a deal between the US and Russian governments.

Earlier, Sutyagin's lawyer was quoted by Russian media as saying he had arrived in the Austrian capital, but his father Vyacheslav denied the reports.

Austrian officials have neither confirmed nor denied the reports.

Sutyagin was jailed in Russia in 2004 for spying for the CIA.

His brother Dmitry said Igor had been told by Russian officials that his release would be part of a spy swap, and that US officials had been present at a meeting.

Dmitry added that his brother had seen a list of about 10 Russian prisoners that the US had given Moscow - and that it included Sergei Skripal, a Russian military intelligence (GRU) officer convicted of spying for the UK in 2006.

Russian newspaper Kommersant said the list also included Alexander Zaporozhsky, a former employee of Russia's Foreign Intelligence who was jailed for 18 years for espionage in 2003, and Alexander Sypachev, sentenced in 2002 to eight years in jail for spying for the CIA.


---Russian spies told to 'never attempt to return to US'--
By Alex Spillius in Washington and Andrew Osborn in Moscow
Published: 11:17PM BST 08 Jul 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7880652/Russian-spies-told-to-never-attempt-to-return-to-US.html

A US court has ordered ten Russian spies to be deported as part of a Cold War-style spy exchange with Moscow, with the judge warning them to "never to attempt to return to the US."

All pleaded guilty to being unregistered agents of a foreign government at a federal court in New York, following their arrest 12 days ago at various locations in the eastern United States where they had led middle-class, all-American lives as part of a long-term effort to infiltrate the US establishment and society at large.

The judge ordered the spies to be deported immediately and they “agree never to attempt to return to the US”. They were expected to get on a bus and travel directly to an airport following the court appearance.

Sources close to the case said the ten would be put on a plane to a neutral location, possibly Vienna, where an exchange was likely to take place with four Russians previously convicted of foreign espionage.

A judge sentenced the defendants to time served - 11 days - though the maximum sentence they faced was five years. More serious charges of money-laundering, which carried a maximum term of 20 years, had been dropped as part of the swiftly negotiated agreement between Washington and Moscow. An 11th suspect, Christopher Metsos, remains at large after vanishing in Cyprus last week.

Most of the children who were born to the three married couples among the spies were likely to travel with them. Questions however remained about the two children, aged 16 and 20, of the Russian couple who lived under the name of Donald Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley.

Their eldest son, Tim Foley, is a student at George Washington University in Washington, while Alex Foley attends the International School of Boston.

Two other couples, Richard and Cynthia Murphy, and Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills, have children under ten who it was expected would return with them to Russia.

During yesterday's court hearing it emerged that seven out of the ten had admitted living in the US for years under false names. Those who used their real name were Anna Chapman, the flame-haired 28-year-old who was married to Briton Alex Chapman for four years, Mikhail Semenko, who worked for a Russian travel agency, and Vicky Pelaez, a Peruvian-born journalist and the only non-Russian among the group.

The court heard that the Russians had offered Pelaez, 55, the chance to live anywhere in Russia for the rest of her days on a government stipend of L1,300 a month. Her lawyer had earlier indicated she was unwilling to move to Russia.

The US later said that it agreed on the spay swap with Russia on “national security and humanitarian grounds” as it determined it would gain little by imprisoning Moscow’s agents. A US attorney said: “The key provision of the United States-Russia agreement is that the Russian Federation has agreed to release four individuals who are incarcerated in Russia for alleged contact with Western intelligence agencies.”

The most prominent of the four Russians to be released in exchange was Igor Sutyagin, a Russian academic jailed as a CIA spy in 2004. His lawyer said her client was spotted stepping off a plane in Vienna yesterday where he was apparently met by an MI6 agent.

Mr Sutyagin, who was serving a 15-year jail term for treason, had told his family that he was to be flown to Vienna as part of the deal before possibly being moved to Britain.

Mr Sutyagin's father, Vyacheslav, said he was waiting to hear from his son last night but had not heard anything yet. "We think that he is in Vienna now," he told The Daily Telegraph.

According to reports in Russia, the other three were Sergei Skripal, a retired military intelligence colonel sentenced in 2006 to 13 years in jail for spying for Britain; Alexander Zaporozhsky, a former colonel in the SVR, the successor to the KGB, and Gennady Vasilenko, a former KGB major.


---'Spy swap' under way as 10 plead guilty in US court
Tom Parfitt in Moscow, Chris McGreal in Washington
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8 July 2010 22.00 BST
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/08/spy-swap-russian-spy-ring

Anna Chapman is to be exchanged for Igor Sutyagin, Russian media reports, as exchange process begins
Ten people accused of spying for Russia have tonight pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, setting up what could be one of the biggest, most unusual and least secret spy swaps known to superpower espionage.

The defendants, members of a deep-cover spy ring broken up last week, all told the federal judge in New York they would plead guilty.

They were charged with being long term "deep cover" spies, eight of them posing as married couples with children. But they were not accused of collecting classified information.

Two Obama administration sources said tonight that the Russian government would release four alleged western agents.

Igor Sutyagin, a Russian scientist convicted of working for the US, was reportedly flown to Vienna today as a first step toward the release of more than 20 alleged agents held in the US and Russia.

Britain was directly involved in the swap, officials made clear.

Sutyagin, an arms control analyst jailed for 14 years for passing military secrets to a British company the Russian authorities said was a CIA front, was reported to be bound for the UK after his release from a Moscow prison.

Today, riot police secured the perimeter of the former KGB Lefortovo jail in Moscow where Sutyagin was being held, as a convoy of armoured vehicles arrived. A few hours later the Russian media reported he was seen leaving a plane in Vienna, but his family said it was "speculation".

Sutyagin's father, Vyacheslav, said he had received no official confirmation of his son leaving Moscow or arriving in Vienna.

"There have been some unconfirmed reports that Igor flew in to Austria earlier this afternoon, but so far it seems to be wishful thinking. We are waiting for Igor to call us himself. We had expected it to be today, but it looks like it could be tomorrow."

The Russian Gazeta.ru website reported that Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spy suspects arrested in America, might be delivered to Moscow in exchange for Sutyagin.

It quoted a diplomatic saying the 28-year old businesswoman would be flown home in the coming days.

Sutyagin has consistently denied being a spy, saying the information he supplied was available from open sources. But his family said he agreed to effectively be forced in to exile rather than face another four and half years in the "harsh regime" penal colony at Kholmogory near Arkhangelsk. His mother, Svetlana, said he was unshaven and gaunt when she saw him today at Lefortovo.

Moscow was reportedly preparing to release several Russians convicted of working for the CIA or MI6.

Lawyers for the alleged deep cover Russian agents held in the US speculated that they could be on their way to Moscow within hours provided a court approves a deal for them to plead guilty to a single charge of failing to declare payments from a foreign government. They are likely to receive a minimal sentence of the time they have spent in jail since their arrests and then agree to be deported.

The true identities of five of the 10 alleged spies detained in the US are still not known to the US authorities.

Eight were living as married couples with children, some of whom were born in the US. They explained away their accents by claiming to be from Canada or Italy.

The fate of at least two of the accused agents remains in question. Chapman is believed to hold a British passport as well as Russian nationality, while another of the 10 is a US citizen.

An eleventh suspect, Christopher Metsos, who is accused of being the spy ring's paymaster, is on the run after skipping bail in Cyprus.

While their departure may avoid any potential embarrassment to either government that a trial might pose, the alleged spies leave behind them considerable disagreement over how seriously to take their espionage ring.

While the FBI has portrayed the deep-cover "sleeper" agents as a threat to American security, their at times bumbling attempts to infiltrate high policymaking circles has made them figures of fun to many Americans.

Chapman has become such a celebrity that a New York newspaper lamented her departure and asked if the city could keep her.

Yet there is evidence that the Russian intelligence service, the SVR, put considerable effort in to the operation, obtaining false identities using, in one instance, that of a Canadian who died as a child in 1963. The SVR also sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds.

The putative swap deal emerged when Sutyagin's lawyer and relatives told the media that prison authorities had abruptly moved him from the penal colony near Arkhangelsk to Lefortovo on Monday.

There is speculation in Russia about which other prisoners jailed for treason and espionage might be part of the swap.

Sutyagin, who is married with two daughters, told his mother he had learned of one other name on the list to be exchanged: Sergei Skripal, a military intelligence officer jailed in Russia in 2006 for giving information to MI6.

A Russian intelligence source told the Kommersant newspaper of two other proposed individuals: Alexander Zaporozhsky, an SVR operative sentenced to 18 years for espionage in 2003, and Alexander Sypachev, jailed for eight years in 2002 for working for the CIA. But Sypachev's lawyer said he would not agree to such a deal.

The putative exchange is particularly interesting as the Russians rarely give up Russians they have jailed on spying charges, well-placed sources said.

One reason given for the extreme reticence of British agencies to talk about the spy swap was the fear the Russians might make fresh arrests to use more people as potential collateral for exchanges. It is possible they were already placing potentially vulnerable people under surveillance now, the sources added.


---Factbox: Candidates for possible U.S.-Russia spy swap---
Thu Jul 8, 2010 7:44am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66726720100708

A Russian nuclear expert jailed for passing secrets to the West told his family this week that he had been informed by Russian officials that he was to be handed over as part of the spy swap.

He said he had seen a list of at least 10 names who would be exchanged for the 10 suspected Russian agents who were arrested last month in the United States.

The following are details about four Russians who have been mentioned as possible candidates for the swap:

IGOR SUTYAGIN

A nuclear expert and former research fellow at the Moscow-based Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, Sutyagin was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2004.

He was charged with passing classified military information to a British firm which prosecutors said was a front for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He has always said he was innocent.

His lawyer, Anna Stavitskaya, and family say he was told by Russian officials that he would be swapped for one of the suspected agents in the United States.

Under the swap plans, Sutyagin would be sent to Vienna and then London. He was being held in Moscow's high security Lefortovo prison earlier this week.

SERGEI SKRIPAL

Skripal, a former colonel of Russia's military intelligence, known as GRU, was convicted in 2006 on charges of espionage for Britain's MI6 intelligence agency. He is currently serving a 13-year prison term.

At the time of his conviction, Russian media said he had exposed dozens of Russian intelligence officers operating for Britain's MI6.

Sutyagin told his family that he had seen a list of at least 10 people who would be swapped for the agents in the United States and that Skripal's name was on the list.

ALEXANDER ZAPOROZHSKY

Former colonel in Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service known as the SVR, Zaporozhsky was convicted in 2003 and sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of treason.

At the time, Russian media speculated that Zaporozhsky had been behind the exposure of former FBI agent Robert Hanssen and ex-CIA officer Aldrich Ames, both convicted on charges of spying for Russia.

Upon retirement in 1997, Zaporozhsky moved to the United States, where he was suspected to have shared classified information with intelligence agencies there. He was arrested upon returning to Russia in 2001.

Russia's Kommersant newspaper cited an unidentified Russian intelligence source as saying that Zaporozhsky and Alexander Sypachev might also be swapped.

ALEXANDER SYPACHEV

Convicted on charges of espionage, Sypachev was a colonel at Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service at the time of his arrest in 2002. He was handed an eight-year prison term.

He was suspected of contacting the U.S. embassy in Moscow with offers of classified information. He was later detained by the FSB security service, the successor of the KGB, during an attempt to hand over data.


---ロシア:米国とスパイ交換準備 逮捕の1人と服役囚を---
毎日新聞 2010年7月8日 11時43分
http://mainichi.jp/select/world/news/20100708k0000e030050000c.html

 【モスクワ大前仁】米司法当局が先月、ロシア人10人をスパイ容疑で逮捕した事件で、米露両国の間で、逮捕したスパイを交換する動きが浮上している。ロイター通信などによると、露政府は、米中央情報局(CIA)のスパイとして露国内で服役している科学者の身柄を海外へ移す代わりに、米当局に逮捕された容疑者のうち1人を引き取る準備を進めているという。
 この科学者はイーゴリ・スチャーギンというロシア人の原子力問題の専門家。99年にCIA関連企業へ機密情報を漏らした国家反逆罪で起訴され、04年に懲役15年の判決を受けた。ロシア北部アルハンゲリスク州で服役していたが、今月5日にモスクワの刑務所へ移され、近くウィーン経由でロンドンへの移送を告げられたという。
 服役囚の弁護士は、ロシア側が米国との「交換要員」を用意しているとの見解を示し、服役囚の家族も身柄交換の準備が進んでいることを認めた。
 米露はこの1年間に進めてきた関係改善の動きを重視し、スパイ交換を通して、早期の事態収拾を模索している模様だ。米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズ(電子版)も、米司法当局が容疑者の罪状を軽減し、容疑を認めさせた上でロシア側へ引き渡すなどの解決策を検討していると報じた。


---米ロ、スパイ交換で手打ちか 逮捕者返還・服役者に恩赦---
2010年7月8日11時3分
http://www.asahi.com/international/update/0708/TKY201007080133.html

 【モスクワ=副島英樹、ワシントン=望月洋嗣】米連邦捜査局(FBI)がロシアのスパイとして男女10人を逮捕した事件をめぐり、ロシアと米国が「スパイ交換」という形で手打ちをする可能性が出てきた。ロシアの通信社ロスバルトは7日、米英に情報を流したスパイ罪に問われてロシアで服役中の軍事専門家ら3人が釈放され、米で逮捕された10人と交換されるとの見通しを伝えた。米政府当局者が米ロの取引について認めたとの報道もある。
 インタファクス通信によると、米中央情報局(CIA)関係の英企業にロシアの国家機密を漏らしたとして2004年に懲役15年の実刑判決を受けた米国カナダ研究所の軍事専門家スチャーギン氏の弁護士は7日、同氏が交換要員の1人に含まれる可能性を明らかにした。
 さらに通信社ロスバルトはスチャーギン氏に加え、英情報局秘密情報部(MI6)に情報を渡していたとして06年に懲役13年の実刑判決を受けたロシア軍参謀本部情報総局(GRU)のスクリパリ元大佐と、さらにもう1人のスパイ罪受刑者が、近くロシア大統領の恩赦を受けてウィーンに向かうとの見通しを報道。いずれもスチャーギン氏の親族からの情報としている。
 また、米国メディアが非公式情報として、オバマ政権が取引について検討し、今回の逮捕者が罪を認めればロシアに返すとしているほか、米国は交換人数を同数にしたい意向とも伝えられている。
 男女10人の逮捕は米司法省が先月28日に発表し、ロシア出身の女性実業家アンナ・チャップマン容疑者(28)の写真が多数出回るなど報道は過熱。1990年代からロシア連邦対外情報局(SVR)の指示で米国民を装い、核兵器開発に携わる米政府職員らに接触するなどしたとされた。
 米ロ関係の「リセット」が進む中、メドベージェフ大統領が米国公式訪問を終えた直後の逮捕発表だっただけに政治的思惑も指摘されたが、その後は米ロ両政権とも抑制的な対応を見せていたため、それがまた憶測を呼んでいた。
 一方、米ホワイトハウスのギブズ大統領報道官は7日、「スパイ交換」について「何も言うことはない。法的な問題なので司法省に聞いてほしい」と述べた。
 米検察当局は7日、逮捕された10人と、逃亡中の1人について「米政府の許可なくロシアの情報機関員として活動しようとした罪」で起訴した。うち9人についてはマネーロンダリング(資金洗浄)の共謀に問われている。


---露、米とスパイ交換か 「服役の学者を引き渡し」と弁護士---
2010.7.8 00:25
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/europe/100708/erp1007080028000-n1.htm

 米国でロシアのスパイ11人が訴追された事件で、ロシアが米国との“スパイ交換”に乗り出す可能性が出てきた。米国に機密を漏洩(ろうえい)したとして服役中の露軍事専門家、スチャーギン氏の弁護士や親族が7日、複数のメディアに明らかにした。同氏は米国で拘置されている10人と交換されるうちの1人で、近く英国に出国させられる見通しだという。関係当局はこの情報についてのコメントを拒否している。(モスクワ 遠藤良介)


---拘束ロシアスパイとCIAスパイ、交換の動き---
2010年7月7日20時45分 読売新聞
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/news/20100707-OYT1T00951.htm

 【モスクワ=貞広貴志】米当局がロシアのスパイと見られる10人を拘束した事件で、露政府がこのうちの一人を、米中央情報局(CIA)のスパイとしてロシアで服役中の科学者と交換するよう働きかけていることが7日明らかになった。
 科学者の弁護士がロイター通信などに語った。
 この科学者は、ロシア人の核兵器専門家イーゴリ・スチャーギン服役囚。CIAの隠れみのだった英企業に機密情報を流したとして、2004年に懲役15年の判決を受けている。


---米国:国防総省、メディア対応厳格化、「報道規制」懸念も---
毎日新聞 2010年7月7日 18時38分
http://mainichi.jp/select/world/america/news/20100708k0000m030024000c.html

 【ワシントン大治朋子】ゲーツ米国防長官が国防総省幹部らに対し、メディアの取材を受ける際には報道室に事前申告するよう求める覚書を出していたことが分かった。ロイター通信などが6日、一斉に報じた。アフガニスタン駐留米軍のマクリスタル司令官が失言で解任された直後のタイミングだけに、メディア側からは「報道規制」を懸念する声が出ている。
 同通信などによると、ゲーツ長官が出した覚書は2日付で「メディアとの交流」と題した計3枚。長官は「あまりにも多く(の幹部)が規定外のルートでメディアと話し、適切な趣旨から外れた不正確な情報を提供している」と指摘。機密情報の漏えいは違法行為だが「機密扱いになっていなくても、微妙な、あるいは未決定の情報などがあり、具体的な許可がない限り(公表は)禁止だ」と情報管理の厳格化を求めている。
 国防総省のラパン報道官は一部米メディアの取材に「今回の新方針は(国防総省の報道室に)相談したり助言を求めたりするためで、取材要請を拒否するためではない」と強調。だが米NBCテレビは「事実上の取材拒否につながりかねない」と強い懸念を表明した。
 覚書の対象は国防総省や米軍の幹部全般で「数百、数千の幹部への取材要請を一極集中させるようなもの」(AP通信)と、迅速な報道対応の障害となる可能性も指摘されている。
 マクリスタル司令官は先月23日、フリージャーナリストの取材に対してオバマ政権を批判する発言をして解任された。同省は、覚書の準備はこの失言騒動より以前から進めていたとしている。


---NY lawyer: Russian spy case could be resolved soon---
By LARRY NEUMEISTER (AP) - 20100707
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iAJUTieBrlWosyTPKJOnm8LILq6AD9GQLID81

NEW YORK - A lawyer for one of 11 people accused of spying for Russia said their case could be resolved as early as Thursday.

Ten people whose U.S. arrests were announced by federal authorities a week ago and an 11th person, who was released on bail by a court in Cyprus and is a fugitive, were formally charged in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.

The indictment charged all of them with conspiring to act as secret agents and charged nine of them with conspiracy to commit money laundering. It demanded that those accused of money laundering return any assets used in the offense.

Attorney Robert Baum, who represents defendant Anna Chapman, said late Wednesday the case might be settled when she and the other nine people arrested in the United States appear for arraignment on the indictment, raising the possibility of guilty pleas to the lowest charges and deportation from the country.

"There's a good possibility that the case will be resolved at the initial court appearance tomorrow," he said Wednesday.

Chapman, a Manhattan resident branded a femme fatale in tabloid newspaper stories, and the other arrested defendants were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

The indictment, a charging document that can be used at trial, contains far fewer details of the alleged crimes than were in two criminal complaints filed last week.

Robert J. Krakow, an attorney for defendant Juan Lazaro, said Wednesday, "Of certain events tomorrow that might occur, the fact the indictment is minimal makes perfect sense. This is a crazy situation."

Prosecutors released a copy of the indictment as federal judges in Boston and Alexandria, Va., signed orders directing that five defendants arrested in Massachusetts and Virginia be transferred to New York. All were charged in Manhattan and had to be taken there eventually.

The legal developments came amid reports that American officials were meeting with the Russian ambassador in Washington, D.C., and a claim by the brother of a convicted spy in Russia that his brother has been told he will be swapped for Russians arrested in the United States.

Janice Oh, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, declined to comment on speculation about a spy swap.

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, who has been assigned the case, signed an order Wednesday requiring that defendant Vicky Pelaez, Lazaro's wife, remain detained until the judge can hear an appeal by the government of a $250,000 bail package that was approved last week by a magistrate judge.

The bail hearing was set for Friday for Pelaez, a U.S. citizen.

John Rodriguez, a lawyer for Pelaez, said his client has met the conditions required for her release. Her bail conditions require her to remain at home, where an electronic bracelet will monitor her whereabouts.

The defendants were accused of living seemingly ordinary lives in America while they acted as unregistered agents for the Russian government, sending secret messages and carrying out orders they received from their Russian contacts.


---U.S.-Russia spy swap expected---
By Ken Dilanian and Sergei L. Loiko, Tribune Washington Bureau
July 7, 2010 | 6:05 p.m.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-spy-swap-20100708,0,2148978.story

Reporting from Washington and Moscow -
Across a vast global chessboard, the pieces were set in motion Wednesday.

In Moscow, Igor Sutyagin, an imprisoned physicist, was transported from a prison camp near the Arctic Circle to the high-security Lefortovo facility, where he was ushered into a room to meet with a general from the Russian security services and three U.S. diplomats.

On the other side of the world, five alleged Russian spies due in U.S. federal court Wednesday instead were transferred to New York to join five other suspected spies detained there.

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The moves appeared to foreshadow another turn in the already intrigue-laden case of the 10 accused deep-cover agents for Russia: the possibility of the largest U.S.-Russia spy swap since the end of the Cold War.

The mother of Sutyagin, the Russian scientist convicted in 2004 of spying for the U.S., told the Los Angeles Times that her son was hastily transported to Moscow from a prison camp and told that if he confessed to spying, he would be among 10 people exchanged "for the 10 Russians recently arrested in the United States."

In the U.S., lawyers for the accused would say only that talks with federal prosecutors were ongoing.

"We are in negotiations with the government, and they're of a sensitive nature, and we're not going to comment on them," said Fiona Doherty, a lawyer representing Anna Chapman, the young Russian who has been fodder for tabloid newspapers.

"I can't say anything publicly about it right now," said Charles Burnham, a lawyer for accused spy Patricia Mills.

A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday in New York officially charged the 10 spying suspects with trying to secretly gather information for Russia. An 11th suspect, Christopher Metsos, was arrested in Cyprus last week, but disappeared after being released on bail.

The indictment mirrored charges outlined in the criminal complaint that led to their arrests last month.

Arraignment for the 10 defendants in custody is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Thursday in New York before U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood.

As rumors of a spy swap rippled Wednesday across Moscow and Washington, both governments clammed up. State Department spokesman Mark Toner would only confirm that a high-ranking U.S. diplomat, William Burns, discussed the spy case with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a meeting at Kislyak's residence. He referred further questions to the Justice Department, where spokesman Dean Boyd declined to comment.

"I have nothing for you on that," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

Gibbs' statement came hours after Sergei Guskov, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, said, "There will be no comments on the situation with the people detained in the United States."

Officially, the Russian government has called the charges "baseless and improper," and Russian news media, which are heavily influenced by the government, have not been reporting on the case.

A 20-person spy swap would be one of the largest in U.S. history. In 1985, the U.S. freed four Eastern Europeans charged with espionage in exchange for 25 Western agents held prisoner in East Germany and Poland.

In another famous trade, downed U.S. U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged in 1962 for a KGB spy known by the alias Rudolf Abel.

The current spy case has captured the public's imagination because it harks back to a simpler time in U.S. foreign relations, when its chief adversary was a single nation, the Soviet Union. And it involves age-old spying techniques seen in countless movies, including "dead drops" and "brush passes."

These days, the biggest threats come from terrorist groups, and the most damaging espionage is undertaken by unglamorous computer hackers, who can download more stolen material in an hour than a spy from decades gone by might have collected in a lifetime.

The 10 defendants arrested last month are accused of living double lives by embedding themselves in suburban America in an effort to cultivate influential people and draw out secrets. But they have not been charged with receiving classified information.

Sutyagin, the Russian prisoner taken to Moscow on Tuesday, is a former researcher for the USA and Canada Institute, a Moscow-based think tank. He was flown from a prison camp near the Arctic Circle, where he had been serving a 15-year sentence, said his mother, Svetlana Sutyagina.

The 45-year-old scientist was arrested in 1999 and spent five years in pretrial detention. In 2004, Sutyagin was convicted of passing classified information on Russian submarines and missile systems to a British company called Alternative Future, which the investigation claimed was a CIA front.

After arriving at Moscow's Lefortovo prison, Sutyagin was taken into a room where he met with a Russian general and three U.S. diplomats, his mother said.

"He was told that he and nine other prisoners will be exchanged" for the Russians recently arrested in the U.S., his mother said, adding that her son told her the list was prepared by U.S. officials. "If he agreed, Igor was told he would have to sign a document, which among other things contained a paragraph where Igor was to confess of spying, which he never did before.

"Under different circumstances, my son would have never done that," Sutyagina said. "But Igor was in such a state of shock that he signed the document."

Russian and international human rights organizations long have argued that Sutyagin was dealing only with officially published, unclassified information and that his conviction was politically motivated to discourage Russian scientists and intellectuals from cooperating with the West.

Sutyagina was allowed to meet with her son Wednesday morning, and he told her that authorities said he would be flown from Moscow to Vienna and then to London. The spy exchange would take place there, he said.

Sutyagina said her son told her that the Russian general read him a list of the nine others who would be part of the exchange, but he remembered only one of them: Sergei Stupar, a former Russian military intelligence officer who in 2006 was given a 13-year sentence for spying for Britain.

In Alexandria, Va., a hearing scheduled Wednesday for three of the suspected Russian spies was canceled and they were ordered transported to New York, court records show. Two other defendants agreed to a transfer from Boston to New York.

Some Russian observers and political commentators hurried to hail reports of an impending spy swap as another sign of improvement in Russian-U.S. relations.

"On the one hand, if the deal is really in the works, that will be the Kremlin's confirmation that these people were fulfilling some special tasks in the United States in favor of Russia," said Andrei Kortunov, president of New Eurasia Foundation, a Moscow-based think tank. "On the other hand, that means that both sides want to hush up the affair quickly and thus demonstrate that both Moscow and Washington are ready to leave the spy scandal behind them and continue to develop the positive trend in their relationship."

Kortunov said it would be an act of goodwill somewhat similar to the 1962 Abel-Powers exchange.

"However, this time it will have a somewhat farcical connotation," Kortunov said. "The alleged spies arrested in the United States didn't really achieve anything in terms of espionage, while Sutyagin, many human rights activists believe, was not a spy either, and his conviction was purely political."

In both countries, accused or convicted spies are moved in what appears to be preparation for an exchange involving the 10 recently accused deep-cover agents.


---Russian Inmate Torn by Possible Deal, Backers Say---
By CLIFFORD J. LEVY and PETER BAKER
Published: July 7, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/08/world/europe/08swap.html?src=mv

MOSCOW - Until this week, Igor V. Sutyagin was being held in a prison camp not far from the Arctic Circle, near the site of what were some of Stalin’s most infamous gulags. His supporters say the location was apt, describing him as a political prisoner in Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia.

The Russian government, though, considers Mr. Sutyagin, 45, nothing more than a turncoat, a scientist who passed secrets about Russian weapons systems to the C.I.A.

After more than a decade behind bars, Mr. Sutyagin may be nearing release because he may be included in a possible prisoner exchange involving the 10 people arrested in the United States last month on charges of being part of a Russian espionage ring.

Now moved to a prison in Moscow, Mr. Sutyagin was said by his family and friends to be bewildered about the change. They said he did not want to leave in a spy swap, given that he had steadfastly denied engaging in espionage. But he feels that he has no choice.

“He basically has no other way out,” Ernst Chyorny, executive secretary of the Public Committee in Defense of Scientists in Moscow, said in an interview on Wednesday. “It is clear that otherwise, they will not free him under any other circumstances.”

Mr. Chyorny said Mr. Sutyagin had four years left on his sentence, but the authorities could punish him further by extending his term. He said Mr. Sutyagin had recently lost two appeals for early release.

Mr. Chyorny said that he went to the prison camp in Arkhangelsk, and that Mr. Sutyagin had not been physically or psychologically broken, despite often harsh treatment. He said Mr. Sutyagin had at times been put in solitary confinement.

Mr. Sutyagin, a former arms control researcher for the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies in Moscow, was convicted in 2004 of treason and espionage for selling information on nuclear submarines and missile warning systems to a British company that prosecutors said was a C.I.A. front. He said at his trial that he could not be convicted of espionage because he did not have access to state secrets.

The authorities have pressed Mr. Sutyagin to sign a confession, but he has refused. As part of the deal for his release, he signed one this week, but his lawyer said Wednesday that he did so only because he was under duress.

“This is what worries him most, that people will start to think, ‘They traded him for spies, so he must be a spy,’ ” the lawyer, Anna Stavitskaya, said in a radio interview. “He never admitted his guilt, and he doesn’t consider his conviction legal.”

She said a Russian passport was given to him at the prison in Moscow, and he was told he would soon be flown to Vienna and then London. She said he had not been allowed to shave, out of concern that he might commit suicide.

Mr. Sutyagin, who was arrested in 1999, was one of the most prominent in a series of academics who were put on trial in Russia for spying. The academics’ defenders called the charges fraudulent, saying that the F.S.B., the main successor to the K.G.B., was trying to reassert itself under Mr. Putin by creating a spy mania.

The arrests were seen as a warning signal from the security services that working with foreigners was dangerous.

Mr. Sutyagin was convicted in 2004 after many procedural twists. The first court that heard the case dismissed the charges as too vague. When it went back to court, his closed-door trial was disrupted midway when the judge and jury were replaced without explanation.

A new judge with a record of handling other accusations brought by the F.S.B. was assigned and refused to allow Mr. Sutyagin’s lawyers to present expert testimony showing that the information he handled was not secret.

Scholars and human rights groups in both Russia and abroad have taken up Mr. Sutyagin’s case.

Before his arrest, Mr. Sutyagin was a workaholic who often slept in a bed in his office and lived off instant noodles. He spent countless hours poring through books, journals and newspapers piecing together information about the Russian military arsenal.

“He had a tremendous passion for details,” said Pavel Podvig, a friend and fellow arms control researcher. “He wasn’t in this business for money or glory. He was glad to be able to do it because he found it very interesting.”

Mr. Podvig said that even if the British company that Mr. Sutyagin worked for did have intelligence connections, Mr. Sutyagin did not know it. “It was a strange kind of consultancy, and certainly he should have thought twice about working for them,” he said. “But he was really glad someone could use his knowledge and his expertise.”

Clifford J. Levy reported from Moscow, and Peter Baker from Washington.


---Anna Chapman Reportedly Sought Princes William And Harry, Enjoyed Kinky Sex---
The Huffington Post Curtis M. Wong First Posted: 07- 6-10 02:33 PM Updated: 07- 6-10 05:01 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/06/anna-chapman-reportedly-s_n_636406.html

New revelations about the private life of Anna Kushchenko Chapman, the 28-year-old New York real estate entrepreneur accused of being a deep-cover Russian spy, continue to ignite sensational media coverage on both sides of the Atlantic.

On Sunday, Britain's Daily Mirror reported that Chapman had long been fixated on Britain's royal princes William and Harry. According to sources, the Russian-born Chapman had frequented high-end London restaurants and swanky nightclubs in an effort to meet the princes before she left the U.K. in 2007.

The article quotes an unnamed pal as saying, "I remember her talking about Prince William and Prince Harry, but she was very careful not to be seen as the sort of girl who hangs around waiting for them, even though that's exactly what she was doing. As a regular at these places, Anna would have found it easy to get near the princes and was certainly pretty friendly with people in their world."

As it turns out, the British royals were hardly the most sordid of Anna's interests. Her ex-husband Alex Chapman, 30, told the British media that his wife had a penchant for kinky sex, including whips and nipple clamps.

"Anna was great in bed and she knew exactly what to do," said Alex, noting that the pair had once enjoyed a steamy rendezvous aboard a Moscow-bound flight. "The sex was great and she had this incredible body." Along with the interview, various media outlets also published racy photos -- some rumored to have been taken from the accused spy's Facebook page -- which show her cavorting in lingerie in bed. Pals of Anna say she is "humiliated" by her ex-husband's remarks and the photos.

As details of Anna's life seem to resemble a Cold War-era spy film more and more each day, it's no surprise that Hollywood may soon beckon. Singer-actress Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of rocker Ozzy who previously appeared in films such as "The Town That Boars Me," said she hopes to play the accused spy in a big-screen adaptation of the scandal if one is made.

"I am absolutely intrigued by the Russian spy story in the news at the moment," Osbourne, 25, told Closer magazine. "I want to play the glamorous red-haired one, Anna Chapman, who everyone's talking about."


---「東西情報機関の冷戦は終わらない」旧ソ連軍スパイが証言---
2010.7.6 17:35
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/europe/100706/erp1007061737007-n1.htm

 【ロンドン=木村正人】米連邦捜査局(FBI)がロシアの非合法スパイ11人を訴追した事件で、英国在住の元ロシア連邦軍参謀本部情報総局(GRU)特務担当官、ボリス・ウォロダースキー氏(55)が産経新聞の取材に対し、「旧ソ連時代も含めて米国で活動する非合法スパイは最高でも5人程度。11人というのは非常に多く、かなりの数の情報網が構築されていたとみられる」と語った。
 同氏によると、ロシアのスパイは(1)大使館・領事館の外交官、貿易代表団、特派員の身分を持つ合法スパイ(2)外交特権に守られていない非合法スパイ-に二分される。対外情報を担当した旧ソ連国家保安委員会(KGB)第一総局の後継機関ロシア対外情報庁(SVR)か、GRUの指揮下に置かれるという。
 訴追された11人はSVRが組織した非合法スパイ。合法スパイはFBIや中央情報局(CIA)に監視されているため、政府中枢や科学者らの情報源には非合法スパイが接触し、それぞれ合法スパイに連絡する仕組みになっているという。
 「美しすぎるロシアの女性スパイ」と話題をまいたアンナ・チャップマン被告(28)は2001年から5年間、ロンドンで暮らした。同氏は「米国に行く前にカナダや英国で暮らし生活習慣や英語を覚えるのは旧ソ連時代から80年以上続く非合法スパイの養成法」と解説。同被告が英国人と結婚したのは米国で活動しやすいよう英旅券を取るためだとの見方を示した。
 離婚後、いったんロシアに帰国した同被告は連絡方法やコンピューター操作の特別訓練を受け今年2月、米国に入国。ロシアの基金から支給された助成金を元手に会社を起業した。決められた数分だけ開くコンピューターネットワークを通じて、在ニューヨーク国連政府代表部の合法スパイと連絡を取り合っていた。
 同氏は「彼女ほどの美貌があれば米国の支配階級に食い込むのは容易だっただろう。冷戦は終わったかもしれないが、東西情報機関の冷戦は終わらない。他国の軍事、産業、経済の機密を入手する必要性は変わらないし、スパイの役割もなくならない」と話した。

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