“I have never seen such an outpouring of patriotism and belief in our country among Russians in my entire life,” the femme fatale-turned-TV host wrote in Russian in an Instagram post on Friday. “Thanks for that.”
In the same post, Chapman hawked a new clothing line that she says was born “for the love of my country.”
The clothes are made in Russia and honor its culture, the Russian intelligence official wrote Caught for spying in New York City in 2010.
The Instagram post appears to contradict a recent speech she gave in Russian posted on her Facebook with English translation on March 2nd.
“Unfortunately, many people today have forgotten the joy with which Soviet and American soldiers hugged each other during the meeting on the Elbe. Together we were able to end the terrible war and prevent Hitler from building an atomic bomb,” she said, suggesting that the citizens of the world should put their differences aside.
“How many more decades of conformations will we need? How many lives left? And how much money from our federal budget until we understand that killing each other is pointless?” She continued. “Who are we really fighting?”
Chapman made no reference to Ukraine in the speech and it was unclear when it was originally recorded. She also said that even after her arrest in the US, she couldn’t “hate” Americans.
“All I saw in her eyes was loyalty and decency,” she said, before adding that “the real struggle isn’t with others, it’s within ourselves.”
Chapman had been working in real estate in New York when he was exposed as a Russian sleeper cell in 2010. Shortly thereafter she was deported to Russia along with nine other spies as part of a massive prisoner swap.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/06/ex-spy-anna-chapman-thanks-russians-for-patriotism-amid-war/ Ex-spy Anna Chapman thanks Russians for ‘patriotism’ amid war