Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
MOSCOW, June 4. /TASS/. Member of Russia’s State Duma Dmitry Gudkov has submitted to the lower house of the Russian parliament on Thursday a bill abolishing the registry of foreign agent NGOs.
"I submitted a bill whose essence is to abolish the institution of foreign agent NGOs," Gudkov told TASS.
The bill envisages amendments to the laws "On Public Associations", "On Non-Profit Organizations", the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes, the Administrative Violations Code and the electoral law.
According to Gudkov, the way this law is applied "looks weird", it is "insulting" for true patriots like [head of the Dynasty Foundation] Dmitry Zimin. "This man spent millions on the development of science in Russia, and he was called a foreign agent," the lawmaker said.
Gudkov noted that the bill retained the existing procedure of financial accounting for NGOs receiving funding from abroad. "There is nothing wrong in presenting accounts, once the government wants to know how these funds are spent, but the institution of "foreign agents" should be abolished," he said.
The law on foreign agents NGOs was passed in 2012. It requires organizations engaged in political activities and receiving funding from abroad to register as foreign agents. According to the Russian Ministry of Justice, the list of NGOs acting as foreign agents includes 68 organizations.