At the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Russia expressed concern about the decision of the Prosecutor General of Russia to recognize unwanted foreign organization American national Foundation in support of democracy ".
"We are deeply concerned about the action of the so-called law on adverse organizations ", - said the "Interfax" authorized American diplomatic mission will Stevens. According to Stevens, the concern of America also is the fact that " this law will obstruct the functioning of civil society in Russia and is another example of persecution from the Russian authorities to silence independent voices and intentional steps to isolate Russian citizens from the rest of the world."
On Tuesday, the chief Prosecutor's office of Russia has recognized foreign organization "national endowment for democracy" unwanted within the country. According to the Ministry, using the capabilities controlled by Russian commercial and non-profit organizations, the Foundation participated in the work on recognition of illegitimate outcome of election campaigns, organizing political actions to influence taken by the authorities of the solution, discredit serving in the Armed forces of Russia ". Remember, June 24, the head of the international Department of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev has made the initiative 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.