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USA: Maria Butina boards plane to return to Russia after release from US prison *EXCLUSIVE*

United States, Miami
October 25, 2019 at 22:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Maria Butina, a Russian national convicted of being an unregistered foreign agent, has boarded a plane to head back home to Russia on Friday, shortly after being released from a US Prison after having served 15 months of an 18-month sentence.

Butina left prison in Tallahassee, Florida earlier on Friday and was then taken into custody by US immigration authorities before boarding an aircraft headed to Moscow in Miami.

Footage shows a smiling Butina sitting on board the plane.

Butina founded the Russian gun rights organisation Right to Bear Arms in 2011 and was involved in the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun rights lobby in US politics. She moved to the United States on a student visa in 2016 and was arrested in July 2018 on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian Federation, for which she was convicted in April 2019.

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Maria Butina, a Russian national convicted of being an unregistered foreign agent, has boarded a plane to head back home to Russia on Friday, shortly after being released from a US Prison after having served 15 months of an 18-month sentence.

Butina left prison in Tallahassee, Florida earlier on Friday and was then taken into custody by US immigration authorities before boarding an aircraft headed to Moscow in Miami.

Footage shows a smiling Butina sitting on board the plane.

Butina founded the Russian gun rights organisation Right to Bear Arms in 2011 and was involved in the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun rights lobby in US politics. She moved to the United States on a student visa in 2016 and was arrested in July 2018 on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian Federation, for which she was convicted in April 2019.

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