Russia Today, 6 July, 2012: Lower House approves foreign agent status for NGOs



The head of the Institute of Foreign Politics Research, Veronika Krasheninnikova, told the press that foreign funding was distorting the competition within the civil society as significant support for a small number of NGOs leads to the disproportional rise in their importance. At the same time, people and organizations who get no funding from the West lose their weight and lose their say. This is not fair, it makes unequal conditions for political competition and thus we need to impose fair conditions so that all people have an opportunity to speak in equal conditions and in equal proportion, the expert said.