Friday, April 12, 2013

Russia's NGOs: cloak and daggers?

Dmitry Babich
11.04.2013, 19:28
The recent disputes over Russian NGOs financed from abroad are raging on as the parties concerned are each doggedly repeating their own arguments without listening to what the other side has to say. VoR's political commentator, Dmitry Babich gives his opinion.
Members of the Human Rights Center “Memorial”, which was founded by academician Andrei Sakharov, and liberal Western media outlets keep recalling the sinister meaning the expression ‘foreign agent’ had under Stalin. In their turn, critics of anti-Putin NGOs say the Russian law de facto imitates the US Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 which is still in force and fully observed.
Source: Voice of Russia

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