Russia has now banned what is a pro-democracy charity that was initially founded by the billionaire George Soros. Putin said that this group was a threat to the constitution of Russian and state security.
“It was found that the activity of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation represents a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state,” a translated version of the press statement read.
The group was initially set up to aid nations in recovering from Communism, but now it focuses on democracy as a whole.
OSF first came into trouble with the Russian government in July, when it hinted it might ban the foundation along with a number of other pro-democracy organizations accused of launching “soft aggression” in the country.
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