Maria Butina Wiki, Age, Height, Political Activist, Photo, Russia, Biography
Maria Butina Wiki, Age, Height, Political Activist, Photo, Russia, Biography, Facebook, Twitter, Education. She is famous for a political activist and alleged Russian agent inside the US. Maria Butina born on November 10, 1988. His name in Russian language Мари́я Бу́тина. Maria Butina Wiki.
She is also the founder of Right to Bear Arms, a Russian gun rights group. At one time, she worked for Aleksandr Torshin. A former member of the Federation Council for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. And deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia, with alleged ties to the Russian mafia. Maria Butina Age.
On July 15, 2018, Butina, while a Russian citizen residing in Washington D.C., was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And charged with conspiring to act as an unregistered Russian agent. In an affidavit in support of the arrest warrant. The FBI wrote that Butina sought to “exploit personal connections with U.S. persons having influence in American politics in an effort to advance the interests of the Russian Federation.” Prior to her arrest, Butina, along with Torshin and Paul Erickson. An American political operative, were under investigation for their potential involvement in Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Torshin was also the subject of an FBI probe into whether the Russian government had attempted to illegally funnel money to the National Rifle Association in order to help Donald Trump win the presidency. Maria Butina Wiki.
Maria Butina Wiki / Biography
|Born||November 10, 1988
Barnaul, Altai Krai, RSFSR, USSR
|Alma mater||Altai State University (Spc., Cand. of Sci.)
American University (M.A.)
|Organization||Right to Bear Arms|
Maria Butina Life and Education
Butina was born in Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia, on November 10, 1988. Her mother was an engineer, and her father was an entrepreneur who built a furniture manufacturing business in Barnaul. She studied political science at Altai State University and also received a teaching degree. At 19, she was elected to the Public Council of Altai Krai in the last direct election for the Council. Maria Butina Wiki.
Maria Butina Career
Butina built a furniture retail business in her native Altai Krai after taking a bank loan. When she was the age of 21. In 2011, she moved to Moscow and sold six of her seven furniture stores to start an advertising agency. That year, Butina participated in the Youth Primaries organized by the Young Guard of United Russia. The youth wing of the United Russia party. The ruling political party of the Russian Federation. And some time later started working for Aleksandr Torshin. Who was then a Senator in the Federation Council of Russia and a leading member of United Russia. Maria Butina Age..
Also in 2011, while still Torshin’s assistant. Butina founded a gun-rights organization, Right to Bear Arms. And began traveling back and forth to the U.S., initially with Torshin. In 2012, Butina and Torshin lobbied the Federation Council to expand gun rights. Torshin became deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia in January 2015. And she remained his assistant until May 2017. Maria Butina Wiki.
In 2015, Butina said Right to Bear Arms had 10,000 members and 76 offices in Russia.
In 2017, Butina told The Washington Post that she never worked for the Russian government.
Maria Butina Involvement
Torshin and Butina established a cooperative relationship between the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Right to Bear Arms. Torshin has attended NRA annual meetings in the United States since at least 2011. Following the 2011 meeting, then NRA President David Keene expressed his support for Torshin’s “endeavors” and extended an invitation to the 2012 meeting. Torshin also attended NRA annual meetings in 2012 and 2013. In November 2016, Torshin tweeted that he and Butina were lifetime NRA members. Butina and Torshin attended the 2014 NRA annual meeting as special guests of former NRA president Keene. Maria Butina Wiki.
Butina attended the Women’s Leadership Luncheon at the 2014 meeting as a guest of former NRA president Sandy Froman. Butina presented to then NRA president Jim Porter a plaque from Right to Bear Arms. Afterwards, she tweeted “Mission accomplished.” As Keene’s guest, Butina rang the NRA’s Liberty Bell, saying, “To the right to bear arms for citizens of the whole world.” Butina and Torshin also attended the 2015 NRA annual convention.
Maria Butina in U.S. Politics
In November 2013, Keene was a guest at the conference of the Right to Bear Arms in Moscow. In 2015, a number of NRA officials attended Right to Bear Arms’s annual gun conference in Russia. Among them were Keene, gun manufacturer and NRA first vice president Pete Brownell, conservative American political operative Paul Erickson, and Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke. One of their hosts was Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who in 2014 was sanctioned by the White House following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Clarke’s trip cost $40,000, with all expenses paid by the NRA, Pete Brownell (an NRA board member and CEO of a gun-parts supply company) and Right to Bear Arms. According to a disclosure Clarke filed, Right to Bear Arms paid $6,000 to cover his meals, lodging, transportation and other expenses. During the meeting, Clarke met the Russian foreign minister and attended a conference at which Torshin spoke. Maria Butina Age.
Maria Butina Investigations, Arrested And Criminal Charges
Butina, Torshin, and Erickson have been subjects of an investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Torshin has also been the subject of a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into whether the Russian government attempted to illegally funnel money to the NRA in order to help Trump win the presidency. The FBI began to monitor Butina in August 2016 when she moved to the United States. On a F-1 student visa. Rather than confront her immediately. The organization chose to track her movements. And gather information of who she was meeting. And what her end goals were to be.
On July 15, 2018, Butina was arrested in Washington, D.C.. And charged with conspiracy to act as an unregistered Russian agent within the United States. Maria Butina Wiki.
On July 18 Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement saying that Butina’s arrest was designed to undermine the “positive results” of the Helsinki summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Maria Butina Age.
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