Russian spy Anna Chapman given pro-Kremlin youth role
22 December 2010 Last updated at 20:12 GMT
Anna Chapman, a Russian spy deported this year from the US, has been elected to a top role in the governing party's youth wing.
Ms Chapman was appointed to the public council of the Molodaya Gvardiya (Young Guard) which elected its leadership at a meeting in Moscow.
The glamorous former agent was at the centre of a spy ring uncovered by US authorities in June.
Steve Rosenberg reports.