Kremlin bans Khodorkovsky's Open Russia movement
The Institute of modern Russia (USA) and the social network movement Open Russia (Great Britain) are included in the same list.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation recognized the Open Russia organization (Great Britain) created by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, undesirable. This reported on the department’s website.
Besides, several other foreign NGOs were included in the ‘black’ list, among which there were the Institute of modern Russia (USA) and the social network movement Open Russia (Great Britain).
Supervising department believes that activity of these organizations involves “incitation of protest performances and destabilization of an internal political situation” that can provide threat for the state.
Earlier, the police warned Muscovites from participation in a protest on April 29 organized by the Open Russia.
Meanwhile, Khodorkovsky told RBC that the General Prosecutor’s Office’s decision will not affect plans to carry out the protest on April 29 in any way: “Because of such reaction people will only be more motivated. I am a citizen of Russia, this resolution will not influence my personal activity in any way. The rest — just technical questions, it’s nothing”, the former head of Yukos declared.
The complainant stated that by blocking the messenger, Russian authorities make it impossible for people to read Telegram channels that, "under the strict state censorship," have become a source of information and exchange of socio-political views, “one of the few independent and free ones. "
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