U.S. National Endowment for Democracy declared unwelcome foreign organization in Russia

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(Interfax – July 28, 2015)

The United States’ National Endowment for Democracy has been declared an unwelcome foreign organization on Russian territory, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office announced on July 28.

“Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Malinovsky signed a resolution declaring the National Endowment for Democracy an unwelcome foreign nongovernmental organization (NGO) on Russian territory,” the agency said.

The activity of this foreign NGO jeopardizes “the constitutional system, defensive capabilities and security of Russia,” it said.