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On June 16, 2014, GreenWorld reported that Russia’s Ecodefense, a part of the international NIRS/WISE network, had been targeted by Russian authorities and labeled as a “foreign agent,” a designation that if upheld could effectively end the organization. Today, Vladimir Slivyak, co-chair of Ecodefense, explains the government’s actions, Ecodefense’s refusal to accept “foreign agent” status, and what comes next.
MOSCOW–In 2012, Russia adopted the notorious law that forces registration as “foreign agents” non-governmental organizations that engage in “political activities” and also receive funding from abroad. Since then, no organization actually engaged in political activity has come to harm from the new law. Rather, trouble has started for those who have always distanced themselves from…
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