The government of Russia has submitted for consideration the state Duma the bill
banning “undesirable organizations” to create in Russia
legal entities or participate in them. The document was
published in the electronic database of documents on the website
Of the state Duma.

In the explanatory note to the bill States that the Federal
the law “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” dated 23
may 2015 prohibiting the establishment of “undesirable organizations”
structural units of foreign or international
non-governmental organizations in Russia, have not imposed a ban on
the creation of these organizations, “the Russian juridical persons”.

This bill introduces a ban on the creation of such organizations
Russian legal entities or participation in them. The law of 28 December
2012 “On measures of influence on persons involved in violations
fundamental rights and freedoms of the person, rights and freedoms of citizens of the Russian Federation”
is supplemented with paragraph 5 (“Ban on the creation of foreign or
international non-governmental organizations on the territory of the Russian
Federation of legal entities or participation in them”).

A representative of the government in the consideration of the bill in
the Parliament appointed the Deputy Minister of justice Yuri Lyubimov.

The bill eliminates a loophole for undesirable organizations, said
first Deputy Chairman of Committee on Affairs of public associations
Dmitry Vyatkin. “This is a significant amendment: it fills a gap in the
the legislation, which could use unwanted
organizations with the ability to create subsidiaries,” the
the Deputy said, but a request for an example of creating unsolicited
the organization of “daughter” Vyatkin said that it was “premature”.

Amendment of Ministry of justice formal, because the law already prohibits cooperate with unwelcome organizations, explained to the Agency the lawyer of the international human rights group “Agora” Ilnur Sharapov: “To register a legal entity can not have a Bank account, etc., but to conduct business, it is still necessary, but it organizations have already implemented a ban on it.”

The law on “undesirable organizations” was adopted in may 2015.
Junk is an organization that represents a threat
the foundations of the constitutional system of Russia, the country’s defense or
the security of the state. Their activity on the territory of the Russian Federation is forbidden, during the cooperation with them rely fines and prison terms. The decision about the young people take the General
the Prosecutor and his deputies.

In the list published on the website of the Ministry of justice shows the seven
of such organizations. First in the black list of the Ministry of justice has got
in July 2015 the national endowment for democracy (The
National Endowment for Democracy). In December 2015, to him joined in
the “open society Institute “assistance Foundation” (OSI Assistance
Foundation) and the Foundation open society (Open Society Foundation), whose
activities associated with the American financier-philanthropist
George Soros. In the same month the list was
The American-Russian Fund on economic and law development (U. S.
Russia foundation for economic advancement and the rule of law). In
March 2016 “junk” was recognized as
The national democratic Institute of international relations
(National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, NDI),
once trained the then future President of the Russian Federation Vladimir

The international Republican Institute and the Media Development Investment
Fund got
in the stop-list in August, before the elections to the state Duma. The last organization
headed by the American Senator-Republican John McCain,
known for its active anti-Russian stance and criticism of the authorities
Of the Russian Federation.

The government has proposed a ban on “undesirable organizations” to create a Russian legal entity 12.10.2016

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