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Anna Chapman and the spy scandal that never was

By Tomas Hirst  

Not even charged with spying: Anna Chapman

If the Russian spy scandal reveals anything, it is just how comfortable relations have got between two formerly bitter adversaries.

While Bond fans still digesting the news of the cancellation of 007’s latest adventure can take some solace from tales of glamorous Russian agents seducing their way through the American political classes, the diplomatic fallout from the arrest of 11 alleged spies has been something of a damp squib.

Russian’s initially sharp reaction promised the…

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