Maria Butina (born November 10, 1988) is a Russian Political Activist from Barnaul, Altai Krai. She is accused of acting as an unregistered Russian agent, under 18 U.S.C. §951, in the USA. Furthermore, the 30-year-old activist is also the founder of a Russian Group named “Right to Bear Arms“.
At the age of 19, she elected to the Public Council of Altai Krai in the last direct election for the Council. Butina also started her furniture retail business in Altai Krai when she was just 21-year-old.
Maria also worked for Aleksandr Torshin in 2011. He is a former member of the Federation Council. In fact, Torshin also remained a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Moreover, Butina said to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Konstantin Nikolaev (a Russian billionaire) contributed funding for her group.
In addition, Maria arrested in July 2018 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Later, she charged for the crime. However, the activist intends to change her plea of not guilty in a plea deal on December 10, 2018.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The Russian political activist was born on 10th November 1988 in Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia. As of 2018, the age of Maria Butina is 30 years old. Her real full birth name is Maria Valeryevna Butina. Maria’s father was an entrepreneur and established a furniture manufacturing business in Barnaul.
Furthermore, the activist’s mother worked as an engineer. Maria graduated with a political science degree from the Altai State University. In fact, she also received a teaching degree.
In 2011, Butina shifted to Moscow. Later, she sold her six furniture stores to begin an advertising agency. Moreover, Maria moved to the USA on a student visa in August 2016. She later enrolled as a graduate student at American University in Washington, D.C. The 30-year-old activist received her Master’s Degree in International Relations in 2018 from the University.
Personal Affairs, Boyfriend & Children
She is in a relationship with her boyfriend named Paul Erickson. He is a Republican political operative in Russia. They met each other in 2013 for the first time.
Later, Maria shifted to the USA and worked as Torshin special assistant until May 2017. However, Butina claimed that she never worked for the Russian government.
Moreover, the couple started their South Dakota business, Bridges LLC in February 2016. Currently, Maria and Paul are living together in the United States of America.
|Real Full Birth Name||Maria Valeryevna Butina.|
|In the news for||Accused of acting as an unregistered Russian agent, under 18 U.S.C. §951, in the USA.|
|Age (As of 2018)||30 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||November 10, 1988.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||1. Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia.
2. Siberian taiga.
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Scorpio.|
|Current Residence||The United States of America.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-26-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||6.5.|
|Parents||Father: he was an entrepreneur.
Mother: she was an engineer.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||In the Relationship.|
|Dating History?||Not available.|
|Highest Qualification||Masters Degree in International Relations.|
|College/ University||1. American University in Washington, D.C.
2. Altai State University in Barnaul.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Ryan Gosling.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris and Greece.|
|Favorite Color||Black and Red.|
|Love to do||Reading and Listening to music.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||Under Revision (As of 2018).|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Under Review.|
Some Facts about Maria Butina (Russian Political Activist)
- She grew up in the Siberian taiga. Her dad introduced her to guns and taught her to hunt.
- In 2011, Maria also participated in the Youth Primaries organized by the Young Guard of United Russia.
- The youth wing of the United Russia party rules the Russian Federation.
- According to a source, Butina introduced herself as a “Russian central bank staffer, a leading gun rights advocate, a representative of the Russian Federation to many people.
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- Moreover, the activist also introduced as a Washington, D.C. graduate student, a journalist, and a connection between Team Trump and Russia in order to earn way to “high-level contacts” in the USA.
- Her height is around 5 Feet 6 Inches (168 centimeters) and weighs 55 Kilograms (121 Pounds).