Matvienko: the West spends billions of roubles on political activities in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka Tverskaya street in Moscow during an unsanctioned rally. Archival photoMatvienko: the West spends billions of roubles on political activities in Russia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko noted increasing attempts by the West to interfere in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and stated that each year, approximately 70-90 billion through NGOs, foundations, grants to Finance political activities in Russia.

The Federation Council on Wednesday created a Commission for the protection of the state sovereignty of the Russian Federation. The senators noted that in recent time by a number of Western countries intensified attempts politically, economically, using media resources to influence the Russian leadership, the mood of the citizens of the Russian Federation.

«Interference in the internal Affairs of Russia is multi-directional pumped a lot of money. According to the Federal service for financial monitoring annually, 70-90 billion roubles will be allocated for political activities», — said Matvienko on Wednesday the TV channel «Russia 1».

According to her, the funds are routed through various non-profit non-governmental organizations, foundations, special grants.

«Today, when the world is fueled by anti-Russian hysteria, it is very important to us to maintain its sovereignty,» — said the speaker of the Federation Council.

She stressed that the Russian law enforcement agencies and intelligence services are working effectively, but society itself «should stand up against this interference.»