Skip to comments.Russian NGOs scoff at new law (Foreign funding)
Posted on 07/22/2012 3:06:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new measure that requires nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from abroad and engaging in political activity to register as foreign agents.
Some NGOs have vowed to ignore or circumvent the law, while its critics note that the vague definition of political activity could be applied against a wide range of initiatives. Putin, meanwhile, has alleged that recent protests against him were instigated and funded by the United States.
The law also requires NGOs identified as foreign agents to submit detailed annual financial reports, which critics say would be a time-consuming and costly burden on organizations with small staffs and meager funding.
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Soros will be sad and his stooges will likely have to leave Russia.