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Anna Chapman opens website

Anna Chapman, who hit the headlines last summer after she and nine other Russians were charged with spying in the United States and deported to their home country in a major spy swap, opened a website of her own on Thursday. The home page of chapman.ru, which Chapman calls her "official" site, carries a large photo of the young woman with flowing hair and hands clasped under her cheek. "I'm glad to greet you on my official site. It's better to have one direct source than 100 indirect ones," she says in her home page address. "Before I returned to Moscow in July 2010, I had sought personal harmony and had been more concerned about my own happiness, but after a while I changed my ideology - I realized that it is through giving and through wanting to help people around you that you become fulfilled and come to see the meaning of life. I consider the day I returned to have been my second birthday." The site also tells of projects being run by Chapman. It says she has founded a charitable program for children and is the presenter of a television program. Chapman, who has been very much in the public eye since her return, and her nine fellow-intelligence agents were arrested in the U.S. in June. Moscow admitted they were Russian nationals. In July, the 10 agents, seven of whom had lived in the U.S. under false names, were deported to Russia while four Russians convicted of spying but pardoned by the president were sent to the West. Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/russia/detail/98878/#ixzz1Oh0g6aM2