Russia Update: Sakharov Center in Moscow Declared ‘Foreign Agent’

December 26, 2014
The Sakharov Center in Moscow. The banner on the side of the building says "Freedom." Photo by Yod.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week story The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists? and special features ‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with the ‘Novorossiya’ Leaders, Putin ‘The Imperialist’ A Runner-Up For Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ and It’s Not Just Oil and Sanctions Killing Russia’s Economy, It’s Putin.

The Sakharov Museum and Center in Moscow has been declared a “foreign agent” by the Russian Justice Ministry. The group is appealing the designation.

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