USAID FUNDS HAVE BEEN FORBIDDEN IN RUSSIA. WESTERN PRESS SAY NOTHING..
USAID funds have been forbidden in Russia. No reports of this in Western media. Russian-language report. Too many spooks perhaps?
Publication Date: 09/18/2012 21:52
Itar-NEWS. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) stops in Russia, according to a statement of the official U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland.
"The U.S. has recently learned from the Russian government's decision to put an end to the activities of USAID in Russia. We are very proud to have achieved USAID in Russia over the past two decades, and we will continue to work with our partners and staff working to responsibly end the USAID program or transfer authority, "- said she wrote the look.
"While the physical presence of USAID in Russia came to an end, we remain committed to supporting democracy, human rights and the development of a healthy civil society in Russia, and we strive to continue to cooperate with Russian NGOs," - said in a statement.
The decision to ban the organization was taken by the Russian authorities. According to some reports, the note that the activities of the agency should be terminated on October 1, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul received from the Russian Foreign Ministry at the APEC summit.
Recall, July 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on NGOs, which act as a foreign agent. July 13 the State Duma adopted amendments to the law on NGOs receiving foreign funding and engaged in political activity.
Thus, many of these organizations will have to publish all his books and pamphlets about the fact that they are foreign agents, and subjected to constant scrutiny. Attempts to circumvent the law will be punished by fines and even threaten the founders of NGOs in Russia real criminal sentences.
USAID carries out its work in the Russian Federation since 1992. By the spring of 2009, the total Russian Projects Agency $ 2.6 billion. The main activities of USAID in Russia were health, civil society, justice, local government, and migration.
In his work as an Agency cooperated with the authorities, and with individual non organizatsiyami.Naprimer, USAID partners in Russia were "Moscow Helsinki Group," Economic Policy Institute, the Association of NGOs "in protecting the rights of voters to" VOTE "," Memorial ".
USAID is responsible for non-military U.S. aid to other countries. Administrator of the Agency and his deputy are appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate and work in coordination with the Secretary of State of the United States. Translated from the Russian from here. click for Russian language post.
- USAID FUNDS HAVE BEEN FORBIDDEN IN RUSSIA. WESTERN PRESS SAY NOTHING.. - WhiteKnight, 2012-09-19, 16:23