On 21 November, a Kremlin-backed law forcing foreign-funded NGOs engaging in political activities to register themselves as "foreign agents" came into effect. However, dozens of NGOs operating in Russia are refusing to comply with the new law which passed several months ago. On 21 November, the office façade of Memorial rights group in Moscow was spray-painted with the words “Foreign Agent (Loves) USA”.
Masha Lipman, an analyst at the Carnegie M...
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