Nation Apr 26

Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization, speaks on October 8, 2013 during a press conference in Moscow. - A 29-year-old Russian woman was arrested for conspiring to influence U.S. politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images
Russian sentenced to 18 months for being Kremlin agent

Butina pleaded guilty last year to a conspiracy charge and admitted she covertly gathered intelligence on the National Rifle Association and other groups at the direction of a former Russian lawmaker.