by Michael J. Solender
Lyudmila did not defy description. She was an easily lit, wide hipped, Stoli-drinking, schemer from Irkutsk that got her claws into an American riding the Iron Rooster from Khabarovsk to Moscow. Her voice was the prototype for the beautiful Russian spy in the recurring role that captivated Le Beau on Hogan's Heroes. It wasn't long before she was running girls in LA for Russian mobsters who had more chutzpah than cash. She could have been one of those girls just as easily but she was smart. Maybe too smart.