ANNA Chapman, the failed spy, is to run for the Russian parliament in December as a member of Vladimir Putin's ruling party, reported Telegraph on Tuesday. United Russia, the Russian prime minister's all-powerful party, has already pencilled in Miss Chapman as the next MP for the Volgograd region in southern Russia according to the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper which said it had seen the list. The former spy is all but guaranteed electoral success as Russia is a de facto one-party state and the United Russia party is expected to keep its dominant position for years to come. She is well suited for the Volgograd seat in so far as she was born and grew up there. The move would mark a remarkable comeback for the glamorous young woman who was one of 10 Russian agents deported from the United States last summer. Although she and her colleagues became a laughing stock in the West for their alleged incompetence, the Kremlin feted them back home to show that they looked after their own. Miss Chapman, who turns 29 on Wednesday, has studiously avoided giving any revealing media interviews since her return to Russia but has been steadily working on raising her profile. Last December, she became one of the leaders of the youth wing of Mr Putin's party with a brief to instil patriotism in young people. She has her own weekly prime time TV programme, has been the subject of a sugary 'This is Your Life' style show, and has also done a spot of glamour modelling. In a sign that she may be considering branching out into business too, she has trademarked her own name inside Russia and has the right to release eight different types of Anna Chapman-branded products including vodka, watches and clothing.