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MOSCOW, December 04. /ITAR-TASS/. The movement Civil Dignity led by Ella Pamfilova, which is one of operators of presidential grants, has selected the non-governmental organizations, to which the monetary funds will be allocated in an additional contest. In particular, the grants will be allocated to the Moscow Helsinki Group, centre Memorial, association Agora and the foundation Golos-Ural, which had earlier been denied funding. The allocation of funds twice a year can be made systemic.
More than 700 bids were filed for the contest, 246 bids were dropped over different flaws. One of the biggest grants will be given to the foundation Golos-Ural (the movement Golos has filed a bid from it), the daily said.
Golos did not receive any funds, when in August 2.32 billion rubles (about $69.8 million) were distributed during the first contest, the daily recalled. The sum of the grant allocated to it now is not named, but the foundation asked 8.93 million rubles for the monitoring of the elections. The Moscow Helsinki Group, Memorial and Agora, which received the second presidential grants for this year, did not receive any grants.
Civil Dignity distributes a total of 200 million rubles (more than $6 million), the bids were made for more than one billion rubles.
In the view of Pamfilova, two contests are expected to conduct starting from the next year. This idea is being discussed in the presidential staff, and “this will be so most likely.” Pamfilova believes that the distribution of grants twice a year will permit many organizations to survive and not to be afraid to be left without any monetary funds. Kommersant daily recalled that last summer President Vladimir Putin instructed to envisage in the draft budget for 2014 500 million rubles (more than $15 million) for the distribution of grants by Civil Dignity.
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