Khodorkovsky and Kasparov added to the list of foreign agents
There are now seven people on the list. In addition to these two politicians, these are journalists Kiselev and Ganapolsky, Alexei Navalny's associate Volkov, oppositionist Kara-Murza and rapper Morgenstern
The Russian Ministry of Justice has included politicians Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Garry in the list of individuals acting as foreign agents Kasparov.
In the column “Information about foreign sources” next to the name of Khodorkovsky, the department indicated Ukraine, and next to Kasparov— Ukraine and the Human Rights Foundation.
There are currently seven people on the list. In addition to Kasparov and Khodorkovsky, journalists Yevgeny Kiselev and Matvey Ganapolsky, an ally of oppositionist Alexei Navalny Leonid Volkov, oppositionist Vladimir Kara-Murza and rapper Alisher Morgenstern were previously included in it.
In April 2017, the Prosecutor General's Office declared three foreign non-governmental organizations undesirable in Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky's organization Open Russia registered in the UK, the Institute of Modern Russia (USA) of his son Pavel Khodorkovsky, and the public network movement Open Russia. (United Kingdom). “Open Russia” continued to work in the country as a social movement without registration.
In May 2021, the executive director of the movement, Andrei Pivovarov, announced its liquidation in order to protect members of the Open Russia from criminal prosecution.
A month later, the Prosecutor General's Office recognized the work of four more foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as undesirable: the British organizations Future of Russia Foundation (Future of Russia Foundation), Oxford Russia Fund (Oxford Russian Foundation) and Khodorkovsky Foundation (Khodorkovsky Foundation), as well as the French European Choice (“European Choice”). The Khodorkovsky Foundation, founded in 2004, supports educational projects both in Russia and abroad. Oxford Russian Foundation— branch of the Khodorkovsky Foundation— deals with the distribution of scholarships for students.
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