NGOs Ask President Putin: What Billion Dollars?

posted 12 Apr 2013, 05:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Apr 2013, 05:42 ]
11 April 2013 

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To the President of the Russian Federation, V. V. Putin
11 April 2013 

Dear Mr President, 

In an interview with the German broadcasting company ARD on 5 April 2013 you said: "In the Russian Federation there are 654 non-governmental organizations that receive, as has now been discovered, money from abroad…In just the four months since we passed the law on foreign funding, the money paid into the bank accounts of these organizations from abroad…has been 28,300,000,000 roubles – almost one billion dollars. 855,000,000 roubles have come via embassies. These are organizations that are engaged in political activity within the country. Surely our society has the right to know who is receiving this money and for what purposes?’ (http://президент.рф/новости/17808). [Read more]