U.S. Government court filings on alleged Russian spy Maria Butina included the following letter, translated here, among its numerous pieces of documentary evidence.
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EAREST little sister,
I am sending this communique by courier. Therefore, who will read it but you? I am sure no one else. How clever is our mother to insist upon this method, myshka!
Tell me, did you receive funds through international wire transfer? Amount is $3,500 U.S. dollars, as Mother requested. You will not believe it, my dear sister, but I, Maria, slept once again with the slovenly [U.S. Person 1] simply to obtain these funds for our mother's fur collection! I will do anything for her.
How is our mother? How is our father? I have but one additional question for you, my dear myshkacan you provide name of alternative American I may have sex with to obtain knowledge of secret furs our mother is wishing to procure?
Although I am very busy having sex with [U.S. Person 1], I also must tolerate his stinking breaths! He smokes cigarettes of cheapest American variety! Not highest quality Russian tobacco, which I offer him on many occasions.
Our mother's requirements are most challenging, myshka, but I am here for her, always! I await instructions from her. I send kisses to her!
Do not worry about me while I am waiting, dear little sister. I am very busy. Just as our mother has asked, I also have offered sex with [U.S. Person 2] in hopes of invitation to special interest fur club. He has not yet replied, dearest sibling, but I will notify by your favored means immediately upon learning of his desire for sex.
All my love to our mother and father. And to you, my little sister, I remain,
Your loving Maria
P.S. [U.S. Person 1] and I received visit from FBI regarding furs. But tell Mother I am more silent to FBI than her beloved deceased Labrador!
© 7.24.18 Kate Heidel