Maria Butina

How Long Did Former Russian Spy Maria Butina Spend In Prison?

The year 2016 was a wild ride for American politics. There were over 20 contenders for president, Twitter wars, fake news, and the ultimate political upset: Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Underlying all of this was the resurrected specter of Cold War fears — Russian collusion. Although Robert Mueller's investigation...

Russian Agent Maria Butina Claims Ukrainians Are Bombing Themselves

Click here to read the full article. Maria Butina, the Russia agent who infiltrated the National Rifle Association and charmed several Republican figures before landing an 18-month prison sentence, has emerged as one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal advocates as Russian forces continue to wreak havoc on Ukraine and its people. In fact, Butina is so deep in Putin’s propaganda hole that she’s suggesting it’s Ukraine itself, not Russia, laying waste to Ukraine. “We have tons of evidence that the Russia army does not touch, does not bomb civilian populations,” she told BBC Radio’s Nick Robinson on Wednesday. The remark came at...

Ex-spy Maria Butina claims Russia is ‘not bombing civilians’

Former Russian spy Maria Butina claimed that Russia is “not bombing civilians” and suggested in a bizarre interview Wednesday that Ukrainians are destroying their own cities. Butina — a former Kremlin spy who admitted to setting up a Moscow backchannel for Republican operatives in the US — pushed...

‘Russian Spy’ Maria Butina Is Living the American Dream, In Russia

“Russian spy” Maria Butina, who joined the ranks of the Russian parliament last month, had an untraditional rise. In 2018, she pled guilty to conspiracy to act as a foreign agent after the FBI presented a case around her involvement in using the NRA to create illegal back channels between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign.

Maria Butina, Alleged Russian Spy, Denied Bail and Put Under Gag Order by Judge

Maria Butina, Alleged Russian Spy, Denied Bail and Put Under Gag Order by Judge. The Russian gun-rights activist accused of gathering intelligence on the U.S. for Moscow is under a gag order after a judge deemed her lawyer “crossed the line” in media interviews. This means that the defense for Maria Butina, 29, as well as the prosecutors accusing her of acting as an agent for Russia, must cease … Read more.

US-convicted Russian operative Maria Butina visits Navalny in jail

Maria Butina , who was convicted of being an unregistered Russian agent in the U.S., reportedly visited Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in jail on Thursday. Butina visited the jail with Kremlin-funded RT television network to report on the condition of Navalny and the prison after Navalny said he was being sleep deprived and denied medical attention, Navalny’s team said in a post on his Twitter account.

New podcast to examine case of convicted Russian agent Maria Butina

A podcast debuting Monday will examine the case of Maria Butina , who was deported from the U.S. after being accused of acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. “A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and...