Snowden Gets Surprise Marriage Proposal From Former Russian Spy

Former Russian secret agent Anna Chapman proposes to Snowden on Twitter

By Vishal Persaud
|  Thursday, Jul 4, 2013  |  Updated 11:43 AM CDT
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Snowden Gets Surprise Marriage Proposal From Ex-Russian Spy

Anna Chapman, former Russian secret agent (left) and Edward Snowden, fugitive National Security Agency leaker (right).

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Someone has the hots for fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Former Russian secret agent Anna Chapman, a celebrity in her homeland since being outed as a spy posing as a New York real estate agent in 2010, tweeted her apparent desires on Wednesday.

“Snowden, will you marry me?!,” Chapman wrote.

She later tweeted “@nsa will you look after our children?” to an account that does not represent the federal agency.

Chapman was later contacted by The Wall Street Journal and asked if she was serious about the proposal.

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“You are welcome to use your imagination,” she responded, according to the newspaper.

The 31-year-old former spy was deported back to Russia with nine others in a prisoner swap after she was outed in 2010. She has gone on to become a national celebrity and model in Russia and has hosted her own national television show, “Secrets of the World.”

Snowden, 30, has been trapped in transit at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport since arriving there from Hong Kong on June 23.

U.S. authorities have revoked the ex-CIA contractor's passport and demanded his return to the U.S. to face espionage charges for the leaks that revealed how the NSA secretly gathers “metadata” on Americans’ phone calls and snoops on emails of foreigners.

Snowden has sought asylum from 21 countries, according to the WikiLeaks secret-spilling organization. Several countries have said he does not meet their requirements because he is not on their soil or on their border, while India and Brazil have rejected his request outright, NBC News reported.

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