Discrimination against non-profits designated as ‘foreign agents’ against their will

posted 15 Jun 2014, 07:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Jun 2014, 10:23 ]
9 June 2014

Source: HRO.org (info)
“Non-profits that function as foreign agents once every six months must provide the authorized body with a report on their activity, information about the managerial staff, and, on a quarterly basis, financial reports about the expenditure of funds and the use of other property, including those received from foreign sources.

“The required forms for reporting have been laid down by the decree of the Ministry of Justice of 16 April 2013 No. 50 ‘On the form and periods for providing reports to the Ministry of Justice for non-profit organizations that are functioning as foreign agents.’

“Non-profits functioning as a foreign agent are obliged once in six months to publish on the internet or to provide directly to the media for publication a report on their work, including the same amount of information as is provided to the relevant government body.

“The annual financial report by a non-profit functioning as a foreign agent is required to be independently audited. The auditor’s report must also be provided each year to the relevant government body.

Materials published by the non-profit functioning as a foreign agent, including materials disseminated by the non-profit, whether through the media or the internet, must be accompanied by an indication that these materials were published or distributed by a non-profit functioning as a foreign agent.

“Liability under administrative law for violating the these requirements is provided for under Article 19.7.5-2, and Article 19.34, Section 2, of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation."

Source: Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation