The mass media and bloggers are actively discussing the next stage of Anna Chapman's political promotion: the achapman.ru website. Back in the summer she was a failed spy; a few months later she was already a TV presenter, a model and an activist of United Russia's youth wing; now she is breaking into the virtual space.
Anna Vasilievna Kuschenko-Chapman's online representation is designed to resemble a weather-beaten resident agent's safehouse complete with a red star, iron letterbox and walls plastered in the Soviet style. The content of the website is typical for the chosen format and even offers some amusing 'revelations': "Another thing I have realised is that strength is found in unity, not only in our nation's unity but in unity of all nations as well as in unity of a nation with [its] land. Not to mention your inner unity..." On the same page, she reveals plans to be involved in charitable activities and discusses her current TV projects. The contacts page offers (among other things) a passing remark to the effect that "issues of commercial nature and PR enquiries be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org" (original wording preserved)?
"Novaya Gazeta" has approached the website from a different angle. The 'Created' line in the Whois Service section of the RU-zone domain registrar says that the annachapman.ru website was registered on 26 April 2010 (see screenshot). As we all know, the spy scandal around Anna Chapman and Co's fiasco happened at the end of June 2010. This means that the website used for the failed spy Anna Chapman's media and political promotion, was registered 2 months before her notorious fiasco (!).
We are almost prepared to believe in our secret services' astounding forecasting abilities. But we are tempted to ask our readers what they make of all this.