‘It’s been a long and painful experience’ — Maria Butina on the plane to Moscow

Maria Butina, a Russian national convicted of being an unregistered foreign agent in the US, gave a brief interview on a plane en route to Moscow on Saturday. «I'm almost home. There is little time, just a few hours left. Thank you very much for your support. I am very much looking forward to the moment when the plane lands and I will be in my homeland. It's been a long and painful experience... Еще,» said Butina. She was released from a prison in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday after having served 15 months of an 18-month sentence. 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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