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A senior Russian official has suggested a controversial law on non-governmental organizations may be "corrected." Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Thursday that he would welcome changes to a bill Parliament passed last year that requires
Foreign agents' law may hurt economy Russian academics The authors of the letter insist that the requirement should only apply to organizations that are both sponsored from abroad and serve the interests of a foreign state or company. That's exactly
Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after prosecutors targeted it for political activity.' Levada Center on Monday published a letter from prosecutors who said its polls and publications are aimed at shaping public
May 8, 2013 (Issue # 1758) Prosecutors lached an administrative investigation into three local non-governmental human rights organizations, citing alleged violations found during a raid in March. The Anti-Discrimination Center Memorial (ADC Memorial),
Russia passed a law in November 2012 requiring all NGOs engaged in political activity, and receiving finance from abroad, to register as a "foreign agent". That term has overtones of spying and indeed treason to many Russians. The group says it is "
May 2013 Last November a law was passed in Russia requiring foreign-funded NGOs to register as foreign agents'. This triggered a massive and unwieldy inspection programme, which has hit everyone from human rights activists to rescuers of stray dogs.
Russia instructs Foreign Agent' NGOs to report spending quarterly The Russian Justice Ministry has published an order for all NGOs that register as foreign agents, telling them to detail the spending of their funds every three months. The ministry
Also, Masarwa admitted that he was solicited to carry out attacks against Israel, but added that he refused, only being interested in finding his brother. Masarwa's honesty on this count showed his joining the rebels had no negative repercussions for
Election watchdog Golos has become the first non-governmental organisation (NGO) to be fined in Russia under a controversial new law. A Moscow court ruled Golos had failed to declare itself as a "foreign agent" after receiving funds from abroad after
The two of them belong to the local chapter of Memorial , a volunteer organization formed in Moscow in the late 1980s, devoted to preventing a return to Stalinist terror. Their means are not so covert: remembering the victims of repression and