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Chapman Tipped for Duma

Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spies expelled from the United States last year, will probably run for parliament as a member of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party.

Chapman, praised by Putin for her service to the country, is officially a "party supporter" and will be eligible for full membership in the summer, said Frants Klintsevich, a senior United Russia official and a lawmaker in the State Duma. Elections are scheduled for December.

"The party needs young beautiful girls," Klintsevich said by phone from Moscow on Wednesday.

(Bloomberg)

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