Mike Hancock's Russian aide Katia Zatuliveter 'not a threat to security'

MP Mike Hancock, who employed Russian Katia Zatuliveter, leaves his Hampshire home

MP Mike Hancock, who employed Russian Katia Zatuliveter, leaves his Hampshire home

First published in News

A HAMPSHIRE MP's former parliamentary aide accused of being a Russian spy, has won her battle to remain in the UK.

Katia Zatuliveter, 26, convinced the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) that she was not liaising with Russian spies while working for MP Mike Hancock, a member of the Defence Select Committee, with whom she had an affair.

Despite not being allowed to attend large parts of the Siac hearing - much of it held behind closed doors with evidence from security services spies - Zatuliveter convinced the panel she was not a danger to national security.

Mike Hancock is the Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South.

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10:28am Tue 29 Nov 11

RichardCoughlan says...

Well that's one way to launch a celebrity carreer. Well done Katia. Next Strickly Come Dancing. (is that a pack of Viagra in Mike's travek bag?)
Well that's one way to launch a celebrity carreer. Well done Katia. Next Strickly Come Dancing. (is that a pack of Viagra in Mike's travek bag?) RichardCoughlan
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10:46am Tue 29 Nov 11

hampshire_chris says...

I'm very suprised at the lack of "Pro British" rubbish that is usually all over the site.
I'm very suprised at the lack of "Pro British" rubbish that is usually all over the site. hampshire_chris
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10:46am Tue 29 Nov 11

hulla baloo says...

hmm. strings, pull and high places with friends.
hmm. strings, pull and high places with friends. hulla baloo
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10:52am Tue 29 Nov 11

MSK says...

Pozdravalyu Katia, well done!
Pozdravalyu Katia, well done! MSK
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11:07am Tue 29 Nov 11

Linesman says...

hulla baloo wrote:
hmm. strings, pull and high places with friends.
I don't think that it was strings that she was pulling!
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: hmm. strings, pull and high places with friends.[/p][/quote]I don't think that it was strings that she was pulling! Linesman
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12:02pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Sovietobserver says...

Veliki pobeda Katia !
Veliki pobeda Katia ! Sovietobserver
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12:02pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Goldenwight says...

I'd be interested in discovering WHY it was ever considered she might be spying for Russia- presumably some investigation was carried out?

But thank you Echo for pointing out that 'parliamentary aide' is a euphemism for 'mistress.'
I'd be interested in discovering WHY it was ever considered she might be spying for Russia- presumably some investigation was carried out? But thank you Echo for pointing out that 'parliamentary aide' is a euphemism for 'mistress.' Goldenwight
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12:04pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Taskforce 141 says...

Well something fishy was going on here. I mean she is a young, fairly attractive women and he is an oversized garden gnome...
Well something fishy was going on here. I mean she is a young, fairly attractive women and he is an oversized garden gnome... Taskforce 141
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12:18pm Tue 29 Nov 11

voiceinthecrowd says...

It amazes me that she can be granted a visa to stay yet others with NO CONNECTIONS are packed off home even seperating families just because a child reaches adult hood.
Where is the justice.........
It amazes me that she can be granted a visa to stay yet others with NO CONNECTIONS are packed off home even seperating families just because a child reaches adult hood. Where is the justice......... voiceinthecrowd
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12:38pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Sovietobserver says...

Taskforce 141 wrote:
Well something fishy was going on here. I mean she is a young, fairly attractive women and he is an oversized garden gnome...
It is a well known fact that Russian women prefer sober, successful, intelligent men regardless of their age difference and looks, and why.
Young Russian guys live for vodka and have more respect for their 4 x 4's than their women.
[quote][p][bold]Taskforce 141[/bold] wrote: Well something fishy was going on here. I mean she is a young, fairly attractive women and he is an oversized garden gnome...[/p][/quote]It is a well known fact that Russian women prefer sober, successful, intelligent men regardless of their age difference and looks, and why. Young Russian guys live for vodka and have more respect for their 4 x 4's than their women. Sovietobserver
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2:46pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Scrutinizer says...

Some great humour on here as usual! But has anyone considered the distinct possibility that this panel might be a bunch of Russian agents, themselves?!
Some great humour on here as usual! But has anyone considered the distinct possibility that this panel might be a bunch of Russian agents, themselves?! Scrutinizer
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3:08pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Scrutinizer says...

Sovietobserver wrote:
Taskforce 141 wrote: Well something fishy was going on here. I mean she is a young, fairly attractive women and he is an oversized garden gnome...
It is a well known fact that Russian women prefer sober, successful, intelligent men regardless of their age difference and looks, and why. Young Russian guys live for vodka and have more respect for their 4 x 4's than their women.
Yes, I agree. But Russian (and Ukrainian women too) do tend to have a serious bias mainly for blokes with plenty of dosh. I had to laugh once, a Ukrainian female friend of mine tried to set me up with a friend of hers, as in trying to persuade me to take her on as a wife. The way she described her assets to me was as if she was trying to sell me a prize sow at the market! Naturally being British and fussy I declined. "Oh and she has a great sense of humour too", my friend said. "That maybe", I replied, but personally I can't fancy anything with a fifth best in show rosette pinned to it's ear and a ring through it's snout... Apart from that rumour has it they snore in bed. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Sovietobserver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taskforce 141[/bold] wrote: Well something fishy was going on here. I mean she is a young, fairly attractive women and he is an oversized garden gnome...[/p][/quote]It is a well known fact that Russian women prefer sober, successful, intelligent men regardless of their age difference and looks, and why. Young Russian guys live for vodka and have more respect for their 4 x 4's than their women.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. But Russian (and Ukrainian women too) do tend to have a serious bias mainly for blokes with plenty of dosh. I had to laugh once, a Ukrainian female friend of mine tried to set me up with a friend of hers, as in trying to persuade me to take her on as a wife. The way she described her assets to me was as if she was trying to sell me a prize sow at the market! Naturally being British and fussy I declined. "Oh and she has a great sense of humour too", my friend said. "That maybe", I replied, but personally I can't fancy anything with a fifth best in show rosette pinned to it's ear and a ring through it's snout... Apart from that rumour has it they snore in bed. ;-) Scrutinizer
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