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Kremlin Labels Opposition-Led Foundation a ‘Foreign Agent’

FILE - Activist supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny are seen monitoring elections at the office of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), in Moscow, Russia, March 18, 2018.

Russian authorities say they intend to add an opposition-run anti-corruption foundation to a list of so-called “foreign agents” operating in the country — potentially curtailing the operations of one of the Kremlin’s fiercest critics.

In a statement released Wednesday, Russia’s Justice Ministry said an audit of the Anti-Corruption Foundation — a non-governmental organization run by opposition leader Alexey Navalny — showed the organization was receiving foreign funding to maintain its operations.

The move puts the group, commonly known by its Russian acronym FBK, afoul of Russia’s so-called “foreign agents” law — a controversial 2012 measure the Kremlin says is read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com