In his first comments on the case, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed "indignation" over Maria Butina's 18-month jail term.
"It's an outrage," Putin told journalists in Beijing told Reuters. "It's not clear what she was convicted of or what crime she committed."
"I think it's a prime example of" save face, "he added," They arrested her and put the girl in jail, but there was nothing about her that made her look completely stupid and repaired her with an 18-month prison sentence to prove she owed something. "
Butina, a 30-year-old Pro-Gun activist pleaded guilty to being a secret agent of the Kremlin to join the US attempted to infiltrate conservative political circles.
Butina insisted that she did not work as a spy and only wanted to improve relations between Russia and the US
"I wanted to improve relations while building my CV "On Friday, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan said," Because of these acts and my own ignorance, I am here. "
Butina is deported after her imprisonment, Chutkan reigned.