USA (bbabo.net), - In Russia, not only foreign NGOs, but also organizations with state participation may be considered undesirable. This was announced today, February 8, by the chairman of the commission to investigate the facts of interference of foreign states in the internal affairs of Russia Vasily Piskarev.
“Changes are proposed to be made to four federal laws, as well as to Art. 20.33 of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses (participation in the activities of a foreign or international NGO, in respect of which a decision was made to recognize its activities as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation) and Art. 284.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (carrying out the activities of a foreign or international NGO in respect of which a decision was made to recognize its activities as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation) in terms of clarifying the objective side of an administrative offense and a criminal offense in connection with the expansion of the categories of undesirable organizations,” Piskarev said.
He explained that the amendments will not affect international organizations of which Russia is a member.
“The Commission has at its disposal materials on the participation of foreign and international organizations, the founders or participants of which are government bodies of foreign states, in activities that pose a threat to the security of our country... However, despite this, the current legislation does not allow their activities to be recognized as undesirable, since this the legal protection mechanism applies only to non-governmental foreign organizations. In this regard, it is proposed to include them in the list of organizations whose activities may be considered undesirable on the territory of Russia,” Piskarev concluded.