The Ministry of justice has classified information-analytical center «SOVA» to NGOs-registered as a foreign agent

The Ministry of justice has classified information-analytical center «SOVA» to NGOs-registered as a foreign agent© Photo: Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation included in the list of non-profit organizations (NPOs) that performs the functions of a foreign agent, the Moscow information-analytical center «SOVA», reported on the Agency’s website on Friday.

«In accordance with the Federal law «On noncommercial organizations» 30 December 2016 in the register of noncommercial organizations performing functions of a foreign agent, included Regional public organization to promote civic education «Information and analytical center «Sova», — stated in the message.

It is clarified that compliance of the organization signs NGOs, performing the functions of foreign agents, was installed during unscheduled documentary inspection, which is conducted by the main Directorate of the Ministry of justice of Russia in Moscow.

As reported on the website of the organization itself, the scope of interest are issues of nationalism and xenophobia, the relationship of religion and society, political radicalism, the inculcation of liberal values and human rights. The center was founded in October 2002 by a group of employees as a resource and research center «Panorama» and the Moscow Helsinki group.

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