Miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2016 (Continuación)

Long before the Russian state declared the Levada Center, Russia’s only reputable independent polling organization, to be a “foreign agent” in September, its director, Lev D. Gudkov, knew this was going to happen.

For the last four years, Russia has required nonprofit organizations to register as “foreign agents” if they receive funding from abroad and engage in “political activity.” The law requires an organization to identify itself as a “foreign agent” in all public communications and imposes stringent financial reporting requirements.

The latest amendments to the law, proposed by the justice ministry in February and passed in May, added polling to the list of activities considered political.…  Seguir leyendo »