Levada Centre refuses to register as a "foreign agent"

posted 14 May 2013, 12:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 May 2013, 12:42 ]
14 May 2013 

Source: HRO.org (info
The Levada Centre will not register itself as a "foreign agent". "This is totally out of the question", the opinion poll centre's General Director Lev Gudkov announced to Nezavisimaya Gazeta. The social scientists working at the centre are looking for ways to keep their operations going, but for the time being Gudkov "does not want to reveal his hand." As Grani.ru has reported, Gudkov disagrees with accusations that his organisation has been engaging in political activities. "Researching into politics is not the same as being engaged in it, in much the same way that curing a disease is not the same as suffering from it," he underlined. [Read more]