Russia declares another foreign organization “undesirable”

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office declared the British non-governmental organization Calvert 22 Foundation “undesirable”.

According to Ukrinform, this is reported by Interfax.

“Information about the decision was sent to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation for entering information into the list of foreign and international non-governmental organizations whose activities are recognized as undesirable on the territory of Russia,” the Prosecutor General’s Office said.

In her opinion, the activities of the Calvert 22 Foundation “pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and the security of Russia.”

The Calvert 22 Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2009 by Russian-born London-based economist Nonna Materkova. She is engaged in projects in the field of contemporary culture, collaborates with the largest universities and museums in the world (at one time with the Hermitage) and publishes The Calvert Journal.

In 2012-2018 the board of directors of the Calvert 22 Foundation included one of the Russian “systemic liberals” Alexei Kudrin. In 2018, Nonna Materkova participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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As of August 2 in the Russian list of unwanted there were 61 organizations. They are prohibited from operating on the territory of the Russian Federation under the threat of administrative and criminal punishment. Cooperation with such structures is also a reason for criminal prosecution.

On February 24, the Russian Federation began a new stage of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. The invaders are shelling and bombing the peaceful cities and villages of Ukraine, killing the civilian population. At the same time, the Kremlin regime is stepping up domestic repression.

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