General Prosecutor’s office acknowledged the undesirable organizations, the international Republican Institute (International Republican Institute) and the Fund investing in media development (Media Development Investment Fund), reported on the Agency’s website.
“It is established that their work poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and state security”, — noted in Department. The Prosecutor’s office sent information about the decisions taken in the Ministry of justice that the Ministry has made both organizations in the appropriate register.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Republican Institute is Republican Senator John McCain, who is known for criticizing the Russian authorities, reported on the organization’s website. The Institute, by his own definition, assists citizens and political parties. That he may be banned in Russia in April, said the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
Fund investing in media development, as stated on its website, Fund the independent publication, “helping them to become financially sustainable.” Since 1996, he has invested more than $153 million in more than 100 media outlets in 39 countries.
The junk status can be assigned to foreign and international non-governmental organizations in case their work, according to the authorities, poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order, national defense or security. The relevant law entered into force in the summer of 2015. Now in the list of undesirable — five organizations. Among them, the national endowment for democracy (NED), the American-Russian Fund on economic and law development and founded by a former U.S. Secretary of state Madeleine Albright national democratic Institute for international Affairs. In addition, the registry got funds “open society” and “Facilitating,” founded by billionaire George Soros.