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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.