Chaika: the number of “undesirable” NGOs are only an objective threat data

Chaika: the number of “undesirable” NGOs are only an objective threat data


MOSCOW, January 11. Foreign NGOs can access the list of undesirable in Russia only “when there is objective evidence that threats to the constitutional order, defence or security of the state”, said the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, which will be released on January 12th – in Day of prosecutors.

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“The activities of foreign or international non-governmental organization recognized unwanted solely on the grounds provided by law. The decision is made in the General Prosecutor’s office by prior agreement with the foreign Ministry when there is objective evidence that threats to the constitutional order, defence or security of the state”, – said the Prosecutor General.

He recalled that in 2015 unwanted in the territory of the Russian Federation was recognized as the activity of the first four foreign non-governmental organizations: National endowment for democracy (USA), Fund for open Society (Soros Foundation) (USA), open Society Institute Assistance Foundation (Liechtenstein), as well as the American – Russian Fund on economic and law development (USA).

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“For example, the national endowment for democracy, using the capabilities of regulated firms, among others participated in the work on the recognition of illegitimate the outcome of election campaigns, in organizing political actions with the purpose of influencing the accepted authorities of the decision. They financed more than 20 participating in political activities of the Russian non-commercial organizations performing functions of a foreign agent”, – said Chaika.

He also noted that the President of the U.S. Russia Foundation for economic and legal development was previously denied entry into the country till 2025 in connection with the activities directed against the interests of Russia. “Destructive approaches towards the Russian Federation was used in the work of the organization”, – said Chaika.

“To suggest whether any organization to get in the list of so-called spam, I believe it is possible. Because the decision in each case preceded by an inspection, during which it reviewed and analyzed a large volume of information and materials about the activities of the organization,” he added.