Mariia Valeryevna Butina (Russian: Maria Butina or Mariya Butina), born November 10, 1988 is a Russian woman. Butina was arrested by the FBI and charged with acting as an agent of the Russian Federation "without prior notification to the Attorney General." Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday 25 October 2019 after serving most of her 18-month sentence. She arrived in Moscow on Saturday 26 October 2019. Mariya Butina Biography and Profile.