Kevin Rothrock+ Your Authors @KevinRothrock Editor/podcaster @meduza_en + @RuNetMemes & @RussiaNoContext. Personal pod: @TheRussiaGuy. 📧 [email protected] Widely regarded in narrow circles. Apr. 26, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Apparently Maria Butina is deep in the red on her lawyers’ fees. @k_vinokurova is calling on United Russia fat cats to pony up and pay the FIFTY MILLION RUBLES she apparently needs. “Almost any EdRos deputy could help resolve this.”

Conspiracy theories, activate! (1) Vinokurova is making a show of United Russia’s unhelpfulness to mischaracterize Butina as distant from the Russian establishment, (2) Butina really is just some dumb youngling whose ties to the Russian establishment Americans have exaggerated.


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