Quick Facts of Maria Butina

  • Full NameMaria Butina
  • Date of Birth10 November, 1988
  • BirthplaceBarnaul, Altai Krai, RSFSR, USSR
  • ProfessionPolitical activist
  • Nationality Russian
  • Active Year2006-present
  • Eye colour Gray
  • Hair colour Cherry Red
  • BuildSlim
  • Educationstudied political science at Altai State University
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
  • Horoscope Scorpio
Maria Butina

Maria Butina is a Russian political activist and alleged Russian agent inside the United States. Also, this 30-year-old, lady is the founder of a Russian gun rights group, “Right to Bear Arms”. She previously served as an assistant for a Russian politician, Aleksandr Torshin. In addition, she once said that a Russian billionaire provided her the funding for her gun-rights group.

If you want to know further details about Maria and her life we suggest you to read the whole article. It includes everything about her bio, wiki, allegations, net worth, boyfriend and dating life. So, stay tuned to us until the end.

Maria Butina’s Bio/Wiki (Age, Education)

Maria Butina was born on 10th November 1988 in Barnaul, Altai Krai, RSFSR, Soviet Union. Her father was a furniture manufacturing businessman in Barnaul and her mother was an engineer. Further, her father taught her to hunt and introduced her to guns.

Butina enrolled at Altai State University where she majored in political science and also earned a teaching degree. At the age of 19, Butina got elected to the Public Council of her hometown in the last direct election for the Council. She completed a masters degree in International Relations in 2018.

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Later two years, Butina started a retail furniture business in Altai Krai. In 2011, she relocated to Moscow and traded her seven furniture stores to begin an advertising agency. The same year, Butina participated in the ruling political party of the Russian Federation, the youth wing, and the Youth Primaries as well.

In 2011, Butina founded Right to Bear Arms, a gun-rights organization. Likewise, in January 2015, she got appointed as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia. She asked President Donald Trump a question about Russian Sanctions at an event in 2015. Later she also wrote an Op-Ed saying a Republican President would be good for Russia.

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On 16th July 2018, Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Butina and accused of conspiring to act as an unofficial Russian agent. Before her arrest, she was under investigation along with Paul Erickson and Torshin for their possible association in Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.

Maria Butina’s Net Worth

Talking about Maria Butina’s net worth, she assembled her net worth as a political activist since 2006. According to some sources, a ‘political activist’ salary ranges between $35,881 to $136,880 and have average payrolls as $70,082. In addition, she also gathered revenues as Public Relations Manager.

The alleged Russian agent, Butina then increased her fortunes by working with Rotary International, Altai Social Chamber, and The Russian Federal Council as well. Further, she is also procuring some capital as a founder of All-Russian Public Organization The Right to Bear Arms since August 2012.

Throughout her political journey, she has lectured in a dozen countries over active conflict regions. Moreover, Butina also used to be a small business owner while she was an undergraduate in Siberia, Russia.

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Maria Butina’s Personal life, Boyfriend Paul Erickson

Despite having a prolific professional life, Butina’s personal life is under wraps. Before her arrest, there was only a little information about Butina’s alleged relationships. As per some reliable sources such as USA Today, Maria Butina is the girlfriend of the 57-year-old, Paul Erickson, an American conservative political operative and lawyer. Further, he is involved in several Republican presidential campaigns.

Maria Butina and Paul Erickson first met in 2013 and they soon became close friends. Finally, they started living together. Did you know, in 2015 she emailed him a description of her plan to help the Republicans win the 2016 elections through the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Maria Butina Arrest, National Rifle Association

The FBI began to monitor Butina in August 2016 when she moved to the United States on an F-1 student visa. Rather than confront her immediately, the Bureau chose to track her movements and gather information of who she was meeting, and what her end goals were to be.

Butina’s attorneys and federal prosecutors declared on November 16, 2018, court filing that they had entered into plea negotiations. Prosecutors said that she also offered sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization.

On December 13, 2018, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to act as an illegal foreign agent, while the original charge of failing to register as a foreign agent was dropped. It was also bad news for her boyfriend who speculated to help Butina for setting up a back-channel meeting between Donald Trump and Valdimir Putin.

Further, Maria was even deeply involved in the NRA. As per the reports released by McClathchy, F.B.I checked the value of $30 Million given by NRA for Trump campaign which doubt to be illegal Russian money.

Butina faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and, according to a CNN report, will “likely be deported after serving any time.”

Maria Butina Latest News; Boyfriend got arrested

Paul Erickson, a Republic operative got indicted on 11 counts of federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Erickson was indicted in February 2019, and not pleaded guilty. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count as well as possible fines. Further, Erickson was released on bond and no date has been set for a trial.