CSO leaders ask Putin not to include charities in list of ‘foreign agents’
CSO leaders ask Putin not to include charities in list of foreign agents
27 October 2021
The letter was signed by dozens of charitable foundations.
Representatives of Russian charities have asked President Vladimir Putin to refrain from extending the law on foreign agents to include charitable foundations. This was announced on 27 October by the founder of the ‘Help is Needed’ charity Mitya Aleshkovsky.
“Today we sent a letter from directors of Russia’s largest charities to the President’s office, addressed directly to the President, with a request to exclude charitable foundations from legislation on foreign agents,” wrote Aleshkovsky.
The letter also asked for charities classified as foreign agents to be given the chance to be taken off the list.