Wednesday, February 08, 2006

450,000 NGOs in Russia

U.S. finances opposition

By Sara Flounders

A struggle is developing in Russia over legislation regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that is due to go into effect in April. The new law was passed by both houses of the Russian legislature, called the Duma, and signed by President Vladimir Putin on Jan. 10.

Resistance to it has opened a window on the level of Western and especially U.S. intervention in Russia today.

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