Are All Russian Spies Named Anna?
Another possible Russian spy has surfaced in the U.S. and her name just also happens to be Anna. A 24-year-old Texas “beautician,” Anna Fermanova was stopped at JFK airport in NYC for trying to smuggle $15,000 worth of state-of-the-art night-vision spy gear to Moscow. Federal agents let her go, but arrested her upon her reentry into the country for attempting to export munitions. Fermanova claims she is an American citizen of Russian descent, not a spy and most certainly not a friend or colleague of Anna Chapman, who was deported back to Russia for espionage earlier this summer. But there’s still no explanation for all the gear. Her cover story at the moment is that she emigrated to this country with her parents when she was a little girl and now she is a licensed cosmetologist. Oh, and she was on her way to Moscow to teach English to Russian students. Let this be a lesson to all female Russian spies; don’t call yourself Anna or travel with $15,000 worth of spy gear. It will only arouse suspicion. [NY Post]