Russian Ministry of Justice registered the first in the Russian non-profit organization as a "foreign agent" — it was the NGO "Promoting Competition in the CIS."
The corresponding entry appeared on Friday in the register of NGOs serving as "foreign agent." The organization is located in Moscow’s Lomonosov Avenue.
As long as this is the only entry in the registry.
Earlier, the member of parliament of the Netherlands OSCE Ingrid de Kalyuve introduced a resolution calling on the Russian authorities to amend the law on "foreign agents."
"Foreign Agents Registration Act stifles civil society — said the MP. — The recently adopted Russian legislation is contrary to the country’s obligations to the OSCE human dimension, and we believe in its offer of our common hope that the State Duma will be able to return the law to track these commitments. "
In a paper presented de Kalyuve, calls on the Russian authorities to begin a constructive dialogue with NGOs to reform elements of the legislation, as well as appeal to reverse the decision to cease the activity in the country of U.S. non-governmental organizations. The resolution authorities are recommended to interact with the OSCE on a wide range of issues, including through the possible presence of the OSCE in the field and in matters of electoral reform before the next elections.
Co-authors of the document have 25 parliamentarians from 13 countries. The deputy will vote on a resolution at the annual session of the OSCE, which will begin in Istanbul on June 29.
Earlier in June, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it expressed deep concern in Russia adopted laws that affect NGOs.
At the end of 2012 in Russia enacted a law that obliges NGOs engaged in political activities and financed from abroad to register as "foreign agents." In March, began mass checks in NPOs that a number of human rights activists consider illegal.
According to media reports