Russian Foreign Ministry Changes Twitter Avatar to Pic of Maria Butina Russian Foreign Ministry Changes Twitter Avatar to Pic of Maria Butina – NTK Network

Russian Foreign Ministry Changes Twitter Avatar to Pic of Maria Butina

Maria Butina is accused of working with Russian intelligence to infiltrate conservative organizations in the United States.

By NTK Staff | 07.19.2018 @4:49pm
Russian Foreign Ministry Changes Twitter Avatar to Pic of Maria Butina

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) changed the profile pictures of all of its affiliated Twitter accounts to a picture of Maria Butina, a Russian national accused of working with Russian intelligence in the United States.

Prosecutors charged Butina with failing to register as a foreign agent as she maintained contact with Russian intelligence and attempted to infiltrate American conservative organizations. In a close relationship with conservative operative Paul Erickson, Butina is accused of offering sex in exchange for access to the organizations.

Law enforcement arrested her on Wednesday.

The MFA changed the photos of its English-language and Russian-language feeds to show support for Butina.

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