• Accused Russian agent says she was twice denied visas to travel to U.S

    2 monthes ago - By Politico

    Mariia Butina, the Russian gun enthusiast who was accused this week of acting as an illegal foreign agent, said in 2014 that she was twice denied visas to travel to the U.S. and received permission only on her third attempt to go to a National Rifle Association conference. On April 25, 2014, Butina - who on Wednesday was ordered to be held in jail pending trial - posted to her LiveJournal blog from Indianapolis, where she was attending the NRA's annual “congress” as the leader of Right to Bear Arms organization, which advocates looser gun control policies in Russia. “I only got a visa to...
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