With MGM eagerly promoting the newest James Bond film Quantum of Solace, the 22nd such film from Eon Productions, Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko should be enjoying the spotlight as the latest Bond girl. She plays a Russian-Bolivian agent in the movie, in which Bond has to foil pseudo-environmentalists from taking over Bolivia. But she’s also run afoul of the Communist Party of St. Petersburg for her newfound affiliation with the fictitious super-spy.
The group also condemned Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett as “capitalist puppets” for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which they said was anti-Soviet propaganda. They seem to have an even bigger problem with Ms. Kurylenko however, slamming her for assisting “a man who worked for decades under the orders of Thatcher and Reagan to destroy the USSR.”
A fictitious man, to be sure, but party leader Sergei Malinkovich claims that “Everyone knows that the CIA and MI6 finance James Bond films as a special operation of psychological warfare against us. This Ukrainian girl sleeps with Bond and that means that Ukraine is sleeping with the West.” He accused Ms. Kurylenko of betraying her homeland and wanting “Crimean girls to be raped by cruel and stupid American marines,” an apparent reference to the Ukraine-Russia dispute over Russia’s Crimean Black Sea Fleet HQ in Sevastopol.