Victory for Memorial in court ruling but survival battle is only half-won
Justice Ministry fails in bid to shut down human rights organization
The Civil Assistance human rights organization will appeal the Russian Justice Ministry's decision to assign it 'foreign agent' status
The Russian office of Transparency International is planning to appeal the decision by the Justice Ministry to register it as a nonprofit organization (NPO) functioning as a foreign agent
Prosecutors have identified only 41 nonprofit organizations (NGOs) as foreign agents after conducting relevant inspections over the past year
Duma amending legislation on non-governmental organizations after criticism
The regional foundation Center for Media Rights Protection has been included in the register of foreign agents, the press service for the Communications Ministry has reported
The bill has been registered in the lower house's electronic database.
A bill would give the government the right to ban foreign organizations it deems a security threat
Russia's oldest human rights organization Memorial faces liquidation
Putin has backed Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova's proposal to devise a procedure of removing nongovernmental organizations from the register of foreign agents after their foreign funding ends
Russian human rights commissioner Ella Pamfilova has asked the country's leadership to advise the Justice Ministry to recall the motion for the liquidation of Memorial human rights organization from the Supreme Court
Two years on, many NGOs have refused to register as 'foreign agents'
The Russian Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 13, will handle a motion from the Justice Ministry to liquidate the veteran charitable and human rights organization, Memorial, a posting on the court's website says
While the financial operations of the Ronald McDonald House as a nonprofit organization could become a subject of a prosecutorial inspection, so far there is no reason to believe that the foundation could be registered as a "foreign agent," said Yaroslav Nilov, the head of the State Duma Committee for Public and Religious Organizations
The Golos association said it intended to contest in court the fact that the Russian Justice Ministry included it on the registry of non-governmental organizations - foreign agents
Law enforcement authorities briefed to look for signs of political activity
Justice Ministry proposes to authorize supervisory agencies to suspend NGOs-foreign agents out-of-court
The Russian Justice Ministry has proposed to authorize employees of supervisory agencies to suspend the activities of non-governmental organizations, financed from abroad and refusing to register as NGO-foreign agents, out-of-court.
The U.S.-Russia relationship is facing another setback as Russia has turned off the Voice of America and the American Councils has been ordered to suspend its activity in Russia
The mere fact that a nonprofit organization receives foreign funding cannot provide grounds for identifying this organization as a foreign agent
Loopholes in law on NGOs to be eliminated so that they do not work in interests of foreign states - Putin
The law on non-governmental organizations (NGO) should not have loopholes for those, who are trying to defend interests of other countries in Russia
No more than 1,000 checks have been conducted with respect to nonprofit organizations (NPOs) operating in Russia, which were fined a meager amount, whereas the total number of NPOs in our country is 200,000, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Commissioner Konstantin Dolgov said