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Russia Enacts a New Treason Law That will Further Scrutinze Russian NGOs and Their Funding

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Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and – in a reminder of the Soviet past – put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners.

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Russia Passes a New Law to Tighten Controls on Civil Society Groups

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The Russian government rushed a law through parliament on Friday which will tighten controls on civil rights groups and has strained relations with the United States, which fears a crackdown on opponents of President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian NGOs and Civil Society: Under Influence?

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Russia has a very long paranoid tradition with regard to foreign influence. Nowadays, political opposition and human rights and campaigning NGOs have been many times suspected of being agents of foreign, primarily U.S., influence.

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Putin Urges a Greater Role for Nonprofits in Russia

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Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin said on Friday that nonprofit organizations, including traditional religious confessions, that engage in social projects should have access to budget funds and government contracts on a par with government organizations.

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Russian Presidential Candidate, Mikhail Prokhorov, Promised To Donate His Billions To Charity If Elected Russian President

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A billionaire Russian oligarch challenging Vladimir Putin for the presidency in an election next month has promised to give away the bulk of his estimated £11.5 billion fortune to charity if he wins.

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