Russia took a step towards curbing the activities of foreign human rights bodies and charities when the lower house of parliament backed a draft law to assert tight state supervision over non-governmental organizations.
NGO leaders had appealed to parliament, which is packed with President Vladimir Putin’s loyalists, to reject the bill, saying the law will allow the Kremlin to seize control of the last area of public life outside its reach.
We, here in the United States, have much to be thankful for. Let’s keep it that way.
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