Russian (civil) society – a year later.  Prospects of European civil society cooperation with Russia

 

Since the summer of 2012, the Russian civil society has been under increasing pressure. All over the country, NGOs have been experiencing inspections and raids, and the legal proceedings against the opposition activist Navalny started. Above all, “GOLOS”, the association which observes elections and “Memorial”, the human right organization, are experiencing harassment. “GOLOS” is the first Russian organization against which the controversial ‘Foreign Agents’ Law is applied. Meanwhile, other regional NGOs are accused of failing to register as ‘foreign agent’.

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