The publication of the pictures — which show Chapman sporting a G-string and wielding a revolver — comes after President Dmitry Medvedev bestowed top state honours on the spies in the espionage scandal that brought her global stardom.
Chapman’s antics since being deported from the US in July along with nine other Russian spies have by any standards been unusual for an employee of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).
They have included a (fully clothed) photo-shoot for a Russian celebrity magazine and her mysterious resurfacing at Baikonur cosmodrome earlier this month to watch Russian and US astronauts blast off into space.
The Russian men’s magazine Maxim posted the new pictures in a trailer on its website, promising more images and Chapman’s first interview since her exposure when the magazine is published tomorrow.
In images which are anything but subtle, Chapman is pictured as the ultimate femme fatale with her gun, elbow-length black gloves and skimpy lingerie.
“No, you are not dreaming and your eyes do not deceive you. The red-haired spy has not only stripped off for Maxim but has broken her vow of silence, talking about men, flirting and plans for life,” it gushed.
“Anna has done more to arouse patriotism in Russians than our football team and the Bulava missile put together,” it claimed.
Russia’s national side has been through a thin period while the army’s new Bulava nuclear-capable missile has misfired several times in testing.