Three organizations from Germany were declared “undesirable” in Russia.

At the end of May three German non-profit organizations were declared “undesirable” in Russia. Among all they helped students and people with disabilities, but were recognized as a threat to national security. The Prosecutor General’s Office considered that their work “poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation.”

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The first one is Forum Russischsprachiger Europaer (“Forum of Russian-speaking Europeans”). This organization was founded in 2017 by Boris Nemtsov’s cousin, sociologist Igor Eidman, who lives in Germany. The organization considers its main goal to unite native speakers of the Russian language and culture living in Germany, “supporters of European liberal-democratic values”.

The second one is Zentrum für die Liberale Moderne (“Center for Liberal Modernity”). One of the organization’s largest projects is analytical work on how the Russian economy can develop in the context of the climate crisis. In addition, the organization is working on a German-Russian discussion project about the legacy of academician Andrei Sakharov.

The last one is Deutsch-Russischer Austausch (“German-Russian exchange”). Since the early 1990s the organization has helped people with disabilities and homeless people in Russia.

The law on “undesirable” organizations was adopted in 2015. The Prosecutor General’s Office was empowered to assign this status to any foreign or international non-governmental organization.

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