The insignia has been flaunted by politicians and athletes, seen on cars and advertising billboards, and promoted by youthful flash mobs.
Russian national Maria Butina, who was jailed in the United States in April after admitting to working as a Russian agent, arrived in Moscow, greeted by her father and Russian journalists who handed her flowers.
The Russian gun advocate, Maria Butina, who sought to infiltrate conservative political groups around the time that US President Donald Trump rose to power is expected to be deported to Russia within days.
The development comes just days after a Russian citizen pleaded guilty to meddling in domestic politics in the United States.
Maria Butina - the first Russian convicted in the sprawl of cases arising from Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election - faces up to six months in prison, followed by likely deportation.
Prosecutors accuse Maria Butina of working with a Russian official and two US citizens to try and infiltrate the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group.
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