NRA acknowledges donations from 23 Russian Linked Contributors


By Kenneth White

The National Rifle Association has released the names of 23 individuals with links to Russia. Previously, the NRA had disclosed a single contribution from a Russian individual between 2012 and 2018. Among those named is Alexander Torshin, a Russian politician targeted by U.S. officials for sanctions that were imposed last week.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) disclosed in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that the gun rights group received just over $2,500 from those individuals, some which were Americans living in Russia. The letter also disclosed that roughly $525 came from “two individuals who made contributions to the NRA.” You can read the letter here.

The Center for Responsive Politics compiled data on the NRA during the last campaign cycle and determined that the NRA spent more than $50 million, including $30.3 million to support Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Is there a list of those from all countries who made similar donations?

Ted Seay

Boy, they sure made out like bandits – $2,500!