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Remember: Russia bans Soros funds due to security risk

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation announced the undesirability of the work of two foreign non-governmental organizations in Russia George Soros.

The American billionaire expressed protest and hope that this is a temporary measure.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation decided to declare the activity of foreign non-governmental organizations existing in the Russian Federation undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation since the mid-1990s: the Open Society Foundations Foundation and the OSI Assistance Foundation “George Soros.

“This decision was made in connection with the treatment of the Russian Federation to the General prosecutor of the Russian Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation on checks e organizations included in the so-called patriotic “stop-list”, – said in a statement the Prosecutor General.

“It has been established that the activities of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute. The Assistance Foundation (OSI Assistance Foundation) poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and state security, ”the Prosecutor General said.

Information about the decision was sent to the Ministry of Justice of Russia for inclusion of these organizations in the list of foreign and international non-governmental organizations whose activities are recognized as undesirable in the territory of the Russian Federation.

In addition to the Russian Federation, Soros sponsors various foundations and social organizations in Ukraine and other countries of the former USSR. Billionaire funds worked in Belarus and Uzbekistan, but were banned.

(Article re-published on this date.. first publish was on 12/01/2015 16:00).

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