Anna Chapman

Born Feb 23, 1982

Anna Vasil’yevna Chapman is a Russian national, who was residing in New York when she was arrested along with nine others on 27 June 2010, on suspicion of working for the Illegals Program spy ring under the Russian Federation's external intelligence agency, the SVR. Chapman pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. Attorney General, and was deported back to Russia on 8 July 2010, as part of a prisoner swap.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Chapman.


1982 Birth Born on February 23, 1982.


2001 19 Years Old Anna Kushchyenko met Alex Chapman at a London Docklands rave party in 2001 and they married shortly thereafter in Moscow; as a result she gained dual Russian–British citizenship, and a British passport.


2002 20 Years Old According to a statement from her U.S. lawyer Robert Baum and media reports, Chapman had 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 under section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981, introduced as part of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 and Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and only used against a dozen people since its introduction.
2003 21 Years Old In 2003 or 2004, Anna Chapman moved to London where she worked at NetJets, Barclays, and allegedly at a few other companies for brief periods. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old Alex has stated that Anna told him the enterprise was continually in debt for the first couple of years, and then suddenly in 2009, she had as many as 50 employees and a successful business. … Read More
…  Chapman testified that it was only Poteyev who could have provided the U.S. authorities with the information that led to her arrest in 2010; she also alleged that she was arrested shortly after an undercover U.S. agent contacted her using a code that only Poteyev and her personal handler could know. … Read More
2011 29 Years Old In April 2011, Chapman was on the runway as a catwalk model for Moscow Fashion Week at the Shiyan & Rudkovskaya show.


2012 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, FBI counter-intelligence chief Frank Figliuzzi said that Chapman almost caught a senior member of U.S. President Barack Obama's cabinet in a honeytrap operation; this was said to be a primary motive behind the move to round up the ten-person spy ring in which she was a member. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 3 July 2013 Chapman garnered media attention when, via Twitter, she asked Edward Snowden to marry her.
2015 33 Years Old In September 2015, Russian online magazine Starhit reported that Chapman had given birth to her first son although the identity of the child's father hadn't been revealed.
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