Victoria Bonya is the Russian model stopped in Los Angeles on charges of espionage.
Another episode of the Russian-American spy story. This time the protagonist is a famous Russian model stopped at the Los Angeles International Airport on charges of espionage. Victoria Bonya, former model of Playboy, TV presenter and influencer on Instagram, was stuck for hours in the immigration offices and had to answer an interrogation on her alleged work for the Russian secret services.
The reason for the arrest would be the discovery, in her baggage, of the security agents of a business card of a company that produces hidden video cameras. According to the Daily Mail, Bonya was asked if she worked for intelligence and with those who had relations with the Kremlin. On the social networks, the model wrote that she was questioned about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the KGB agency: “I started laughing – she explained – because I thought it was a joke. At the third question I understood that they were serious and I was scared. I thought I would be deported. ”
According to the accusation of the US State Department, the woman could be part of an espionage network, exploiting the work as an actress and model to infiltrate places “of high strategic value and steal from the sensitive information”. Bonya’s lawyers and SVR SF (Russia’s international intelligence office) have denied this version.
The Instagram account was the only one to save it. Bonya, according to the reconstructions, pulled out the phone and showed her five million followers on the social network. In the end, as you can appreciate from the photos posted by the model, the case was solved and she remained in Los Angeles.
This is not the first time that there are suspicions of spying on a model. In 2010, the New York Times unveiled that Russian intelligence had hired model Anna Chapman, known as “Anna the Red” (for the color of her hair). The former intelligence officer Boris Karpichkov confirmed the information. The Kremlin’s order to the model was: “Seduce Edward Snowden”, the spy of Datagate who had sensitive information about the United States and Russia. In 2012, after leaving the prison, the model returned to the catwalk.