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Maria Butina: Russian activist, alleged agent
Mariia Valeryevna Butina is a Russian who pled guilty to conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent of Russia within the United States.


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Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina lands job hosting show for state-owned RT network

Butina, 31, was released from prison and deported to Russia in October after an 18-month sentence for conspiring to act as a Russian agent.
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Maria Butina, convicted in U.S. of being Russian agent, gets job as state TV host

A Russian woman jailed in the United States for working as a foreign agent and deported to Moscow has been hired by Russia's state-funded RT television as a host for an online show that mocks the..
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Convicted agent Butina accepts Russia job offer: TASS

A Russian agent briefly jailed in the United States and then deported back to Moscow has accepted a state job to defend Russians imprisoned abroad, TASS news agency reported on Friday.
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Russia offers job to Maria Butina, woman convicted by U.S. of being an agent

In her first public appearance since being deported by U.S. authorities who had jailed her for being a Russian agent, Maria Butina was on Monday offered a job by Moscow to defend Russians imprisoned..
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Maria Butina returns to Moscow after serving in a federal prison

Maria Butina is back in Moscow after being deported Friday. She served more than 15 months in a Florida federal prison. She pleaded guilty last year to trying to infiltrate conservative groups,..
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ICYMI: A look back at last Sunday's 60 Minutes

From Butina to Brexit to the rodeo, take a look back at some memorable moments from last Sunday's broadcast of 60 Minutes
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Maria Butina, The Battle of Brexit, The Wright Way

Lesley Stahl interviews Maria Butina; Then, three years later, Britain is still battling over Brexit; And, meet the family that dominates competitive saddle bronc riding
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Maria Butina: The 60 Minutes Interview

In an interview while she was incarcerated in a Florida federal prison, Marina Butina was defiant and resentful talking about charges that she worked as a Russian agent in the United States
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Maria Butina gives first U.S. interview since being arrested and deported

The Russian agent accused of trying to infiltrate the NRA and other conservative organizations has given her first U.S. television interview since her arrest to Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes. In 2018,..
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Maria Butina says she doesn't think her Russian contact was close with Putin, her Twitter messages say otherwise

Maria Butina has admitted in court papers that Russian official Alexander Torshin directed her activities in the U.S., but she tried to downplay his relationship with Vladimir Putin in a 60 Minutes..
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Agent returns home after U.S. prison time: "Russians never surrender"

Maria Butina sought to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups and promote Russia's agenda around the time that Donald Trump rose to power
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Russian woman convicted by U.S. of being agent returns home

Russian national Maria Butina, who was jailed in the United States in April after admitting to working as a Russian agent, arrived in Moscow on Saturday, greeted by her father and Russian journalists..
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Russian agent Butina released from U.S. prison, deported

Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and infiltrate a..
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Maria Butina, Russian Who Infiltrated Conservative Circles, Is Deported

The covert Russian gun-loving agent who tried to infiltrate Republican circles during the 2016 presidential campaign heads back to her country after serving more than a year in prison.
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Alleged Russian spy Butina expected to return home from U.S. prison on Saturday: Foreign Ministry

Alleged Russian foreign agent Maria Butina, arrested and jailed in the United States in April, is expected to arrive in Moscow by Saturday morning, Russian Foreign Ministry said on its official..
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