No sex with Russian or Chinese girls, UK MoD warns deployed staff
Top brass have been warned not to have sex with Russian and Chinese girls however stunning they may be, as it may turn out a ‘honeytrap’, a leaked UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) document says.
The paper, obtained by the Sunday
detailed instructions that the Russian intelligence, the FSB, may
try to compromise and blackmail foreign agents “through
knowledge of marital infidelity or sexual activity the target may
wish to hide.”
meanwhile, has a “voracious, vast and indiscriminate
appetite” for all types of data, and allegedly recurs to
blackmail as well.
The document states that Chinese intel agencies also recruit
civilians to approach people from the West and collect
information. As the paper puts it, “they do not ‘run agents’
they ‘make friends’.”
Those ‘friendly’ people are “expert flatterers” and are
“well aware of the ‘softening’ effect of food and
alcohol,” according to the document.
“The Chinese have realized that it is not productive to
simply steal technology and then try to ‘reverse engineer it’,”
getting “an in-depth understanding of production techniques and
methodologies,” which represents grave economic risks to the
UK, the document reads.
Thus, “sexual involvement should be avoided, as should any
activity which can possibly be construed as illegal,” the
ministry warns its employees abroad.
A senior top brass reportedly told the Sunday Times how a
“stunning” blonde, “probably in her early
thirties,” came up to him during a conference in Russia
while he was reading a book at the hotel bar.
“She told me that her passion was vintage sports cars — which
coincidentally was my hobby. <…> She was very friendly and
affectionate. Lots of eye contact, laughing at my jokes — that
sort of thing,” the source said.
But this was doomed to go nowhere as "a little alarm went
off" in his head, and the man
just “scarpered” after mumbling some excuse.
"She wasn't asking you about tanks, you wimp!" Russian
vice premier Dmitry Rogozin joked on his Facebook page.
The UK Ministry of Defense has so far not commented on the
MI5 and MI6 have recently started recruiting new Russian-speaking
agents amid increased tensions with Moscow.
Among the most famous espionage cases, Anna Chapman, a
Russian-born UK passport-holder and the daughter of a diplomat,
was arrested in New York four years ago, accused of participating
in a network of sleeper agents. She was deported following her
Also in 2010, Russian Ekaterina Zatuliveter was accused of being
a Kremlin agent after UK intelligence found out she had had an
affair with Commons Defense Committee MP Mike Hancock. The young
woman denied the claim and won an appeal against her deportation.