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Anna Chapman: ‘It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times’

After living the high life in America, spy Anna Chapman is back in mother Russia, and what is she doing with herself? Just sittin’ at home, chillin’ on Facebook. Only one day after returning, Chapman reopened her Facebook page, changed her profile picture, and updated her status with the Dickens quote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Perhaps she’s referring to her whole stint in the U.S., a country her attorney recently claimed she didn’t really want to leave. In that case, it was the best of times because because she had a 60-year-old boyfriend, went to cool parties, and had her picture taken by Patrick McMullan! But it’s never that simple, is it? Because it was also the worst of times for Chapman, apparently, perhaps because she was also, when push came to shove, being followed by the FBI and acting under a false identity. There was that. In any case, after a stampede of Facebook friends and fans chimed in with their thoughts and support, Chapman has already changed her status to an Eleanor Roosevelt quote: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” So when she’s not being interrogated by the Russian government, or receiving invitations to the Moscow Salt premiere, Anna Chapman is basically sitting on her computer thinking of things to say, once again proving that Russian spies are just like us, after all … sort of.

’Russian spy has ‘Roosy’ outlook now’ [NYP via Jezebel]

Updated: The Village Voice imagines what Chapman at her computer might look like.

Anna Chapman: ‘It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times’