The number of Soros-funded, Ford Foundation-funded and similar NGOs globally must number many thousands.
The Russian Government has introduced a new law deeming these NGOs "Foreign Agents."
I recently met an apparently very sincere journalist working on a Soros/Ford funded blog in the belief that he was ''índependent.'
There is ample evidence of these NGOs being involved with attempts that they undoubtedly consider worthy to destabilise or overthrow governments.
The "colour revolutions" benefited liberally from this type of support, as do elements of the Iranian opposition for example.
Are the Russian's right, or are they trampling on Human Rights ?
Under the bill, foreign-funded NGOs involved in politics will also have to undergo financial audits and issue twice-yearly reports on their activities.
Failure to comply will be punishable by heavy fines or even a two-year prison sentence.