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Maria Butina teaches Math and English in prison
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Russian citizen Maria Butina, who is serving a sentence in an American prison, is teaching there, Izvestia newspaper writes. She holds lessons in four subjects: mathematics, English, theory of probability and social science. At the same time, in the framework of the latter subject she talks about the fundamentals of the democratic system of the United States.
According to her father Valery, the prison administration allowed his daughter to work as a teacher, as she has a high-quality higher education. He added that teaching helps to go through a difficult life situation. In addition, they even pay her a small amount of money.
Conditions of detention can be called acceptable. Of course, in Florida, where the prison is located, it is constantly hot, the air temperature often rises above 40 degrees, and all this is accompanied by high humidity. And it is quite difficult for a person from Siberia, Valery Butin said.
In addition, there is a limit on telephone calls. Therefore, parents talk with their daughter no more than once a week.
It should be recalled that Butina should be released from custody on November 5th. Immediately after release, Russian woman will be deported to her homeland. She was sentenced to one and a half years in prison, while she has been in custody for more than nine months already.
As Russkiy Mir reported, Russian Foreign Ministry called the verdict of the American court against Russian women politically motivated. The ministry considers the charges against Butina to be frivolous and fabricated. Russian diplomats are convinced that Butina’s self-incrimination was achieved by American justice with threats and harsh conditions of detention.