We talked yesterday on the phone with Maria Butina. The conversation ended closer to midnight, so I am writing about it just now.
Masha feels well (as far as possible in her situation), goes in for sports, gives lessons of mathematics, probability theory and social studies for three hours a day.
I was interested in astronomy, on this topic we talked with her very closely, we can say, had a scientific discussion.
She asked me to send her books on contemporary domestic politics. Be sure to soon make her a selection of recent editions.
Seriously discussed the problem of protecting Russian citizens arrested abroad, as well as the course of the appeal, which was recently sent by lawyers Butina. It is important to mobilize all legal instruments to reduce the length of stay.
Also, special attention should be paid to the subsequent transfer of Mary to Russia after her release; here it is necessary to prevent her being placed in the migration center (ICE).
We will continue to help Masha to get her out of political imprisonment in an American prison as soon as possible. And we agreed to call up on a regular basis.