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Anna Chapman

AKA Anya Vasilievna Kushchenko

Born: 23-Feb-1982
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Spy

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Russian sleeper, Illegals Program

One of the ten Russian spies rounded up by the FBI in late June 2010. Held in United States custody for just twelve days, Chapman was delivered into Russian hands as part of a prisoner exchange in Vienna on 9 July.

The daughter of a KGB officer, she is presumed to have been trained by the Russian foreign intelligence service SVR since age 16, in 1998.[1] At 19 she seduced a British citizen into marrying her, gaining dual citizenship, but after three or four years they separated and Chapman emigrated to the United States. She worked first at a hedge fund and then in real estate, ostensibly receiving $1M in Kremlin investment in February 2010.

As part of her cover, she published her resume on LinkedIn and maintained a Facebook account, which featured her dabbling in glamour modeling, leading the press to caricature her as the ring's femme fatale. The candid defusion and deportation of the ring indicates that they had not yet gathered any meaningful intelligence when they were found out.


[1] Former Soviet agent Boris Volodarsky, interviewed by Steve LeVine, "Everything you wanted to know about the KGB but were afraid to ask", Foreign Policy, 6 July 2010.

Father: Vasily Kushchenko (Russian FSO, alleged KGB agent)
Husband: Alex Chapman (m. 2002, div. 2006)

    University: MA Economics, Peoples Friendship University of Russia

    FundServiceBank Advisor to the President (2010)
   
Russian SVR Agent (1998-2010)
    Property Finder Ltd. (2006-10)
    KIT Fortis Investments (2007-08)
    Navigator Asset Management Advisers Assistant to the CEO (2005-07)
    Barclays (2004-05)
    NetJets (2003-04)
    Naturalized UK Citizen by marriage (2002), revoked (13-Jul-2010)
    Deported from England to Russia (8-Jul-2010)
    Conspiracy pled guilty (Jul-2010)
    Posed Naked for Playboy (Jan-2011)


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