Tag: Foreign Agents

Registering as a Foreign Agent: Pros and Cons

May 20, 2013

The number of non-profit organizations declared “foreign agents” is growing rapidly. Should the NGOs submissively register as enemies of the government facing a “global conspiracy,” or should they stand their ground? This was the subject of the discussion at The New Times. Discussion participants: Furkat Tishaev (Senior Counsel, Memorial Human Rights Center); Ivan Ninenko (Transparency […]

Levada Center as “Foreign Agent”: A Debate

May 13, 2013

The independent pollster the Levada Center was recently designed a “foreign agent” under Russia’s new NGO Law. In this Kommersant article, a sociologist opposed to the designation debates a Duma Deputy who supports it. — Ed. According to Valery Fedorov, the Director of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM), sociologists should not be subject […]

The Levada Center is a “Foreign Agent”

May 8, 2013

The Prosecutor General’s Office has completed an inspection of the Yuri Levada Analytical Center, an independent non-profit organization and one of Russia’s most respected sociological services. According to the information obtained by Mr. Yuri Chaika’s agency, between December 26, 2012 and March 24, 2013, the Center received about 3.9 million rubles from abroad, a source in […]

Yes, This is Political Activity

May 6, 2013

“Motherland, You’ve  Gone Nuts,” writes Maya Sonina, director of the Oxygen charitable fund in her blog And what else can you write? The Motherland really has gone nuts — or well, alright, if not the Motherland itself, at least its Istra City Prosecutor’s Office, which has issued the organization Help for Cystic Fibrosis Patients a […]