MOSCOW, October 9 (RAPSI) – A decision to put the Anti-Corruption Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by opposition politician Alexey Navalny, on the list of NGOs acting as foreign agents was made based on evidence of its funding from abroad, acting director of the Justice Ministry’s NGO affairs department Vladimir Titov told journalists on Wednesday.
The organization will be brought to administrative liability by court if it fails to comply with legislation and refuses to register as a foreign agent, according to the official.
On Wednesday, the Russian Justice Ministry added Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation to the so-called foreign agents list. The decision was adopted based on the Federal Law on NGOs, according to the ministry’s statement.
The fact of the organization’s conforming to the “foreign agent criteria” has been established during the monitoring of its activity conducted by the Justice Ministry’s Moscow Main Directorate, the ministry’s official website informs.
The Anti-Corruption Foundation is NGO investigating, exposing and fighting corruption among high-ranking Russian government officials, according to the organization’s website. It was founded in 2011 and is financed solely by donations from its supporters.