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Anna Chapman

Maria Butina, the NRA and the Firearms Business of High-Ranking Russian Officials.

The saga of the Russian gun-rights activist Maria Butina , who is currently in a US jail after charges of espionage were brought against her, has gained media traction since she became the first Russian national convicted of seeking to influence US politics during the 2016 presidential elections.

Her attempts to infiltrate the highly influential National Rifle Association of America (NRA), in order to relay intelligence on American politicians to Russian government officials, demonstrated a high level of involvement in influential circles. Her alleged Russian government handler, a member of the Russian upper house of...