Alexander Torshin, the deputy CEO of the Russian National Bank “Rossiya” has been attempted to negotiate the salvation of the billions of the oligarchs stung by the American sanctions. It has become known from an informed source of the Wisc24 approached by the Torshin men. The source states that the arrested influence agent – Maria Butina – offered him a significant reward in exchange of the lobbying her client’s interests in th White House, State Department and the Senate.
It mainly involves such tycoons as Andrey Melnichenko, Andrey Kostin, Igor Sechin and Oleg Deripaska. There were other less-known persons named, whose reputation is even worser. I am aware of Andrey Birzhin, Pavel Liwinski, Tinkov and certain Kiyko.
The information we’ve got can’t be reliably verified.
Maria Butina, a Russian citizen, was detained in the Washington DC. Maria Butina is being arrested on charges of conspiracy to perform agent duties for foreign state without properly registering her activity according to the US law. This is a crime punishable for up to five years of imprisonment.
According to the official information, Maria Butina has attempted to infiltrate the American politics and gain some control and influence to promote the Russian agenda. Maria Butina is in close relationship with Russian ex-MP and banker Troshin. She was a chief of his own PR department for some time. Our source stated that it is not exactly politically motivated espionage case, as Maria Butina attempted to secure the interests of wide oligarchic circles of Russia. It does not have any ties with US = Russia relations and is incomparable to the election meddling. As the sanctions imposed by US is pressing tycoons they seek for separate ‘peace deal’ with the US authorities.
According to the unconfirmed reports, the activity of M. Butina was disclosed by the leak attributed to ‘Moshe’ Vyacheslav Kantor (Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor – wikipedia.org). His brave yet limited attempts to change the course of the Russian Federation is widely known and reported. His longtime devotion to the strengthening ties of true cooperation of US and Russia based on the framework of European Jewish Congress is noticed both at home and abroad.