Ex-Russian spy Chapman accused of plagiarism
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 14:23
Moscow: Ex-Russian spy Anna Chapman is being accused of plagiarism.

Russian bloggers revealed on Tuesday that her column in the best-selling Komsomolskaya Pravda daily appears to have been copied from a book.

The 29-year-old who was deported from the United States last year along with nine other Russian sleeper agents has been keeping a high profile in Russia, modelling and taking a role in the pro-Kremlin youth movement.

In her column about the 19th century poet Alexander Pushkin who died in a duel with a French officer in 1837, Chapman mirrors an article in a book by pro-Kremlin spin doctor Oleg Matveyechev almost word-to-word, arguing that the 1917 revolution and the ensuing bloodshed could have been prevented if Pushkin had been around to write his "mature works”.

Chapman's office was not immediately available for comment.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 14:23

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