…Butina, even if considering only her role as an open, pro-Kremlin activist, also has many counterparts, agents of influence who are openly agitating for Russian interests, now on the far-right edge of Western politics instead of the far-left.
… The modern Kremlin project seeks to undermine Western democracies, break up the E.U. and NATO, and put corrupt relationships rather than the rule of law at the center of international commerce.
…A wing of the Republican Party is preparing to double down and support the Russian autocracy, which it believes, mistakenly, is “Christian.”
…Butina is at most the tip of the iceberg, one of the sillier, more junior players in a broader game.
She shares similarities with Jacob Golos, who worked for the Soviet Union in the 1930s.
Source: Opinion | Maria Butina is just the tip of the Russia iceberg