MOSCOW, April 9 (Itar-Tass) – The Russian Justice Ministry has opened a case of administrative offence against the Association of Non-Profit Organizations "In Defense of Voters' Rights "GOLOS" which failed to register as a non-profit making organization – "a foreign agent."
"The association receives funding from foreign sources," according to the information of the Federal Fiscal Monitoring Service," the Ministry's press service told Itar-Tass.
"Simultaneously, the Association engages in political activity in the Russian territory," it added.
"Therefore, the Association receives foreign funding and engages in political activity in Russia, i.e. it performs the functions of foreign agent, and, contrary to the requirements of Article 32, Item 7 of the federal law on non-profit organizations, the Association has not submitted up to date an application to include it in the list of non-profit organizations performing the functions of foreign agent," the Justice Ministry underlined.