Two weeks after 10 Russian spies flew back from the United States to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the ring’s most photogenic member, the feisty redhead Anna Chapman, shows no signs of receding.
While Chapman remains in an unknown location since her arrival in Moscow, reportedly being debriefed, she has apparently found time to write enigmatic Facebook updates and negotiate with journalists on her first interview.
Russian tabloids call her “Agent 90-60-90” based on her hourglass figure.
Her first message soon after she arrived in Moscow read: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” she wrote, quoting Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Chapman was an avid user of Facebook before her arrest, and her lack of security settings allowed journalists to pore over all her photographs and messages.
Her page has — surprisingly — been regularly updated ever since, with Chapman gaining dozens of new “friends,” many of them journalists.
So far, Chapman has not given any interviews, and her Facebook page angrily denied a report that she was “secretly shopping” for a $250,000 interview deal, citing unnamed sources.