Sunday, December 6, 2015

Soros Fund Banned in Russia

Russia has begun to crackdown on US-based organizations apparently causing trouble in the land of Putin.

Last week Monday, Russia banned the Open Society Foundations, a charity founded by George Soros from operating in the country.

This Friday, Russian prosecutors banned another US-funded foundation as an "undesirable" organisation, the fourth entity to be banned  because of political meddling in the country.

The US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law, which states it promotes private sector development and institution building in Russia, will be banned as its activities "present a threat to the foundations of Russia's constitutional system and state security," Russia's prosecutor general said in a statement.

Apart from declaring the foundation "undesirable" the prosecutor also banned its president, US citizen Mark Pomar, from entering Russia until 2025.


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