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Russia Manufacturers Kremlin critic’s anti-corruption group’foreign agent’ – RIA

Russia’s Justice Ministry on Wednesday officially branded resistance leader Alexei Navalny’s anti-corruption set a”foreign agent”, the RIA news agency reported.

Russian government can designate classes it states get financing from overseas as foreign agents — a phrase that conveys a negative Soviet-era connotation — beneath a 2012 law which has been greatly criticized by Western governments.

Civil society groups made as overseas agents need to apply for inclusion at a government enroll, submit periodic reports on their resources of financing, on their goals, on how they invest their cash, and their supervisors are.