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Is Katia the new Anna Chapman ?
« on: December 08, 2010, 09:51:09 PM »
    
Is Katia the new Anna Chapman ?

British lawmaker aide is held as Russian agent

British intelligence service MI5 determined that Katia Zatuliveter, 25, was a Russian sleeper agent. But Mike Hancock, the member of Parliament she worked for, Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock, denied on Sunday that she is a spy.

Hancock said that Zatuliveter was detained Thursday, although the arrest did not become public until Sunday.
Zatuliveter has been working for Hancock for more than two years and was "vetted and cleared to have a parliamentary pass," the lawmaker said.

"It is difficult to understand the reasons for all this. She has been an excellent and conscientious employee," Hancock said in a statement, wishing her well.

And in Russia: "We are checking right now whether she is a Russian citizen," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday, according to Russian news agencies."

Move over Anna, Katia is in the spotlight ...

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/06/uk.russia.spy.claims/index.html

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Re: Is Katia the new Anna Chapman ?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 10:12:03 PM »
Katia Zatuliveter looks more like the girl next door than the femme fatale.

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Who is Katia Zatuliveter?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 10:59:36 PM »
So far Katia Zatuliveter seems like an ordinary girl who is guilty of being a foreign citizen and with potential access to defense documents. Legally working, security checked and doin gher job.

Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock, who sits on the defense committee,  employed the 25-year-old  Katia as a parliamentary assistant - handing her at least three years' access to official documents on defence policy.

Hancock said Miss Zatuliveter passed a two month security check. Speaking from his home in Portchester, he said: 'There were no dodgy deals, no favours and no shortcuts. I'm not naive.

'Katia came with references and was the best person for the job. She was security checked and it took about two months for her House of Commons' pass to come through.


'The Russians may pose a threat to national security but if you believe what the security services tell you, everybody could pose a threat these days.

Miss Zatuliveter has a working visa and has a right to appeal her deportation.

Her role meant she had at least three years' access to official documents on UK defense policy.

Now, following the intervention of MI5, his glamorous aide is facing deportation on the grounds that her suspected espionage is not ‘conducive to national security’.

Yesterday it emerged that:

■ The suspected spy’s father and sister are both recruiting Russian students to come to Britain.

■ She almost won a post with a large UK defense organization until British security officials warned the firm off.

■ MPs expressed alarm that she had got her job in the first place and appeared to have sidestepped vetting checks.

■ Security sources fear at least 20 similar spies could be working in Britain under false identities.

The case mirrors that of 28-year-old Russian socialite Anna Chapman, who was arrested by the FBI in the summer and sent back to Russia. She had married a Briton and lived in London before moving to New York.

Whitehall officials insisted last night there was no threat to national security, but conceded that Miss Zatuliveter had access to information which is not available to the public.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1335986/Russian-spy-Katia-Zatuliveter-caught-Lib-Dem-MP-Mike-Hancock-honeytrap.html
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Katia Zatuliveter worked for the BBC Moscow first
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 11:32:07 PM »
The blonde Russian accused of being a spy also worked for the BBC, it was revealed last night. Not to be confused with the redheaded Anna Chapman.

Katia Zatuliveter was employed as a researcher on a major documentary in Moscow just four months before she was arrested on suspicion of espionage.

It is understood she arranged interviews with people in Vladimir Putin’s government for the documentary which focused on Russia’s relationship with the West.

She worked on the project with Angus Roxburgh, a former BBC foreign correspondent, during parliamentary recess.

Zatuliveter, known to wear short skirts around Westminster, is accused of obtaining confidential information by working as an aide to Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock.

BBC colleagues later said the 25-year-old, who was employed by production company Brook Lapping, seemed oddly distracted at work.

‘She failed to make much of an impression,’ said Mark Franchetti, Moscow correspondent of the Sunday Times.
‘She seemed ordinary and bland – resembling more a nerdy academic than a sultry KGB honey trap.’

Zatuliveter – suspected of working for Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR – is being detained pending deportation.

If espionage is proved, it will be the first case since the Cold War of a Russian agent being removed from Parliament.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338099/Russian-spy-Katia-Zatuliveter-worked-BBC-got-job-MP.html#ixzz181ttZveA
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KGB defector claims Katia was Russia’s best spy in 30-yrs
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 11:33:27 PM »
Top KGB defector claims Lib Dem aide was Russia’s best spy in 30-yrs

London, Dec 13 : A top KGB defector has claimed that the blonde Commons researcher, who is facing deportation from Britain after being accused of espionage, is Russia’s most effective spy in 30 years.

Oleg Gordievsky, 72, who was a double agent for MI6 in the Seventies and Eighties, said Russian-born Ekaterina Zatuliveter, 25, “caused more damage than all other KGB agents put together”.

“She was the strongest and most useful KGB agent for the last 30 years,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

Gordievsky claimed that Zatuliveter, known as Katia, had gathered information about British naval bases around the world, while working as an aide to controversial Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock.

“She asked important military questions, passed them to the MP, who then pushed them up the chain. Once answers arrived, she read them, re-wrote them, copied, and passed the copies to KGB agents,” he stated.

http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/12/top-kgb-defector-claims-lib-dem-aide-russias-spy-30yrs.html

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Katia in good spirits in London
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 11:35:55 PM »
Alleged Russian spy Katia Zatuliveter, held at a British deportation center, is "in good spirit and confident that justice will be done," the Russian Embassy in London reported Friday.

Zatuliveter, 25, an aide to Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock on the influential Defense Select Committee, was arrested on December 2. Initially it was reported that she is suspected of connection to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), but later Britain informed Russia that Katia was detained on charges of violating immigration laws.

Following insistent demands of the Russian diplomatic mission, British authorities allowed the embassy's consul and doctor to visit Zatuliveter on Thursday. They have access to Internet, are allowed to use mobile phones and receive parcels from their relatives."

Britain's secret service, MI5, said Zatuliveter had access to classified documents supplied to the committee. Hancock recently initiated parliamentary questions about Britain's nuclear deterrent and the location of its international submarine bases. Hancock has denied Zatuliveter is a spy. The woman has also denied any wrongdoing.

British media quoted Russia's charge d'affaires in London, Alexander Sternik, as calling the charges of espionage "a PR stunt" designed to detract public attention from England's failed 2018 World Cup bid and WikiLeaks revelations.

 


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