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Anna Chapman

Anna Chapman is a beautiful Russian spy. She was living in New York, United States when she was arrested on suspicion of working for the Illegals Program spy ring under the Russian Federation’s external intelligence agency. On 8 July 2010 she was deported back to Russia, as part of a prisoner swap.
Anna Chapman
Anna Chapman (nee Anna Kushchyenko) was born on February 23, 1982 in Volgograd. Her father, Vasily Kushchenko was a diplomat, who served in Papua – New Guinea, Kenya and Zimbabwe. However, according to Anna he was a senior KGB officer. Anna’s mother worked as a Math teacher. Anna has a younger sister Ekaterina.
After school Anna Kushchenko entered the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University.
In the summer of 2001 during a tourist trip to the UK Anna met Alex Chapman, her future husband. In March 2002 Alex came to Moscow, where they got married.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, Anna married A. Chapman to obtain a British passport.
In 2003 after graduation from the University Anna and her husband went to the UK, where they established Southern Union company.

Anna and Alex Chapman

Anna and Alex Chapman

Anna worked in the London private aviation company Net Jets Europe, then in the bank Barclays.
In 2005, Chapman left her husband and moved to another apartment in London. In 2006, Anna and Alex broke up.
Anna’s friend, with whom she shared an apartment, said that in London Anna had contact with many rich people, among whom was the disgraced oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
In late 2006, Chapman returned to Russia and established Property Finder company, but the project did not bring the expected results.
In February 2010, Chapman moved to the United States.
She described her time in the US with the Charles Dickens quote, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.
On January 21, 2011 Chapman began hosting a weekly Russian TV show called Secrets of the World for REN TV.
In June 2011, Anna became editor of the Venture Business News magazine, according to Bloomberg News.
According to a statement from her US lawyer Robert Baum and media reports, Chapman wished to move to the UK. As a result, the Home Office exercised the special powers by the British Home Secretary to deprive Chapman of her British citizenship. Steps are also being taken to exclude Chapman, meaning she could not travel to the UK.
She was upset by the revocation of her UK citizenship and exclusion from the country.
After her arrest by the FBI Chapman gained celebrity status.
Magazines and blogs, detailed her fashion style and dress sense. Chapman was described by local media in New York as a regular of exclusive bars and restaurants.
In October 2010, Chapman was a cover girl for Maxim magazine, which also included her in its list of Russia’s 100 sexiest women.
In April 2011, Chapman was on the runway as a catwalk model for Moscow Fashion Week at the Shiyan & Rudkovskaya show.
Due to publications of Anna’s nude photos she was nicknamed “Agent 90-60-90”.
On July 4, 2013 Chapman tweeted marriage proposal to Edward Snowden.
“I would have married Chapman. My God, just look at her!” wrote Snowden.

Chapman and Snowden

Chapman and Snowden

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Anna Chapman