Twelve foreign NGOs included in Russian Federation Council's 'patriotic stop list', including Ukrainian organizations
The Russian Federation Council has demanded that the Prosecutor General's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Justice Ministry scrutinize the operations of 12 foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO) in Russia for their compliance with Russian law.
The so-called 'patriotic stop list' compiled by the Federation Council includes 12 such foreign NGOs, most of them having some connection to the United States.
The list features George Soros' Open Society Foundations, the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the MacArthur Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Education for Democracy Foundation, the East European Democratic Center, the Ukrainian World Congress, the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council and the Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights.
The Federation Council's address to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov says that the above-mentioned NGOs' operations in Russia are aimed at affecting the internal political situation in the country.