Proving that Russia is wondrous strange and a little very scary, the trashy Brit tabloid the Daily Mail has the story of the inordinately beautiful Russian bodyguard Anna Loginova who was killed trying to prevent her Porsche from being carjacked. She didn't succeed. Loginova ran a lady bodyguard service for "Russia's billionaires, wives and mistresses" in which beautiful KGB-trained women would provide companionship and protection for people we assume looked like Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises but less dreamily sinister and more just sinister. More details and, duh, half nudie shots after the jump.
According the article:
The glamorous 29-year-old died from head injuries after clinging on to the door handle and being dragged along the street at high speed as the car screeched away.
"She suffered serious injuries and died at the scene," said a police spokesman.
Police believe that she was killed in a random carjacking and was not the victim of an attack based on her work for wealthy high-profile Russian clients.
She was highly respected for her bodyguard skills. "A normal man gets sick and tired of male bodyguards around him all the time," she said.
"In addition, many restaurants now do not allow a guard inside. They can come in and check everything but then they are asked to wait in the lobby.
"In contrast, you can take female bodyguards inside, she will sit down at the table and nobody would guess that she's a weapon herself - and can react appropriately in any dangerous situation."
She spoke of a recent carjacking incident in Moscow.
"I got out, locked the car and at that moment a man ran up and squeezed my hand with keys. I reacted immediately with a Jujitsu move, bending back his hand and hitting his face with my elbow.
"He did not expect such a reaction. The next moment, I took out my handgun but a Honda car passed by and he jumped in."