The Russian leadership will not explain the message about the closing of a branch of the MacArthur Foundation in the capital of Russia from entering the organization as a " Patriotic stop-list ", said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"It's not our agenda," said Sands, RIA " Novosti ", answering the question of how the leadership of the Russian Federation belong to the "stop-list" and to the closure of the branch Fund of the Russian Federation.
on Wednesday the U.S. charitable Foundation MacArthur said about stop their activities in Russia. The reason was the hit in the "stop list" of the Federation Council. The Fund stressed that "never supported political activity or other actions that would appear a reasonable way be interpreted as" junk ". Explaining It, Senator, member of the Department on international Affairs Igor Morozov told the newspaper VIEW that In the preparation of the "Patriotic stop list" in the Council of federations was based on data of Russian non-governmental organizations, as well as among them, with the MacArthur Foundation. Remember, June 24, Konstantin Kosachev made a motion to accept the " stop list ", which will include organization aimed at undermining stability in the Russian Federation. His idea, he explained the escalating instability around the country, for example, in Georgia and Ukraine. The most alarmed the parliamentarian recent events in Armenia. His initiative was supported by the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko, who was instructed to prepare an appeal to the relevant agencies three committees – on international Affairs, defense and security and state building. On 7 July, the Federation Council has received proposals for the "Patriotic stop-list" of about 60 organizations. However, According to the head of the international Department of the upper house of the Russian Parliament Konstantin Kosachev, it was decided to "stand on a narrow, but hitting the target" list. On 8 July the Federation Council has sent to the Prosecutor General, Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of justice "Patriotic stop-list" of 12 foreign NGOs, which included, in addition to the Soros Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, the world Congress of Ukrainians, the Ukrainian world coordinating Council, the Crimean field mission on human rights.