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Alleged Russian spy expected to return home from US prison on Saturday: Russia FM

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Alleged Russian foreign agent Maria Butina, arrested and jailed in the United States in April, is expected to arrive in Moscow by Saturday morning, Russian Foreign Ministry said on its official Telegram messenger channel.

“On October 25 Maria will be transferred from the federal prison in Tallahassee, Florida, to the migration center in Miami, from where she will fly to Moscow on the same day. Arrival - in the morning of October 26,” the ministry said.

Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison after the Siberia native expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans.