Contents tagged with Butina

  • US prison administration allows Kremlin agent Butina to teach in prisons

    The Russian citizen Maria Butina, who is serving prison time in the US, has started teaching four subjects to prisoners with permission from the prison administration in Tallahassee, Florida, reported the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing her father, Valery Butin.

    “Maria is now actively involved in teaching, which helps her to cope with the difficult life situation. She is teaching four subjects to other women who are serving jail time with her. Importantly, it is not just her own initiative – …

  • Russian agent Butina publishes video appeal from American prison asking for financial help

    Maria Butina, who was convicted in the United States for lobbying in the interests of Russia, recorded a video message, which was published on her Instagram account by the head of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia, Alexander Ionov.

    In this video, the Russian woman said that she was at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma and feels as if she has returned to modern times because she has access to the Internet. She thanked everyone who supports her. She also recalled that her lawyers …

  • Russia arrests US citizen on charges of espionage

    Russia announced on Monday that its intelligence agency had arrested a US citizen in Moscow on suspicion of espionage. 

    According to the FSB, the American was arrested on Friday “while carrying out spying activity”. 

    Charges have been brought against him according to article 276 of Russia’s Criminal Code (Espionage), which envisages a prison sentence of up to 20 years. 

    The suspect was identified as Paul Whelan, but no other details were provided. 

    The US later asked to be granted consular …

  • Lavrov claims that Russian agent Butina was tortured in the US

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that the Russian spy Maria Butina, who was arrested in the US and later agreed to cooperate with the investigation, was subjected to “special methods of torture,” TASS reports.

    “As far as I understand, the whole point of this deal with justice, which is a common practice in the US, is to bargain for an opportunity for freedom and to return home as soon as possible,” he said.

    Lavrov said he “understands this woman,” because she “is in the most …

  • Putin expresses sympathy for Russian agent Butina detained in the US

    At a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the case of the Russian woman Maria Butina arrested in the USA. According to Putin, Russian special services do not know anything about her.

    “But this girl Butina, how unfortunate, she is in prison, she faces 15 years. For what?” stated the Russian President.

    He added that after he heard about Butina’s arrest, he asked Russian special services leaders about her. “Who is she? Nobody knows anything …

  • Russian agent Butina transferred to new US prison

    Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina, who was arrested in the US on charges of being an unregistered “foreign agent”, has been transferred to a new prison in Alexandria, Virginia, where Russian diplomatic staff paid her an emergency visit. She is in a solitary cell, all her personal effects have been confiscated, including hygiene items, towels, books and sneakers, the Russian embassy reported.

    The Russian prisoner was transferred in shackles. “The stay in the capital prison ended with a …