12 April 2016

Russians Reject NGO's Intrusion

Most of the international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are Wall Street and western government-funded entities designed to create instability in countries that do not submit to their selfish definition of civil liberty and basic human rights.

A quick check of board membership using online search engines will reveal that NGOs, such as New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and London-based Amnesty International have either ivy league lawyers or Wall Street guys sitting there. To mitigate their impact, one of the options available is to declare them ‘undesirables’.

The Russians have started to crack down on "undesirable" NGOs and take back their basic right of self-determination and protect their national culture from being diluted by Western ideals.

Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin on 23 May, Russian prosecutors will be able to target foreign groups whose "undesirable activities" are deemed to threaten "state security" or the "basic values of the Russian state."

Such groups and their publications risk being banned in Russia, having their bank accounts blocked and violators face fines or prison terms of up to six years.

People cooperating with such entities would also be hit with fines and could be banned from entry to Russia, according to the text, which sailed through the two chambers of Russia's parliament.

As expected, the EU called the law a "worrying step in a series of restrictions on civil society, independent media and political opposition" in Russia.

"It will restrict freedom of speech and media as well as pluralism of opinion," a spokesperson for the EU's foreign service said in a statement

US State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the law illustrated the creeping restrictions on criticism of the Kremlin.

"We are concerned this new power will further restrict the work of civil society in Russia and is a further example of the Russian government's growing crackdown on independent voices and intentional steps to isolate the Russian people from the world," she said in a statement.

"Russians, like people everywhere, deserve a government that supports an open marketplace of ideas, transparent and accountable governance, equal treatment under the law and the ability to exercise their rights without fear of retribution."

So, Harf deemed it appropriate for her to identify what the Russian people deserves and ignore the fact that majority of the Russians support the move.

The Russian people have long accused NATO of trying to undermine the country and views internal criticism as the work of spies and traitors.