The Ministry of justice has recognized the undesirable activities of the two organizations in charge of elections

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in photobacteria of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe Ministry of justice has recognized the undesirable activities of the two organizations in charge of elections© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

. The Ministry of justice has included in the list of organizations whose activities are undesirable in Russia, the European platform for democratic elections (Germany) and the international centre for electoral studies (Lithuania), reported on the Agency’s website on Tuesday.

«In the list of foreign and international non-governmental organizations whose activities are deemed undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of justice included: European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) (European platform for democratic elections) (Federal Republic of Germany) and the International elections study center (IESC) (international centre for electoral studies) (Republic of Lithuania)», — stated in the message.

European platform for democratic elections was established in 2012, 13 civil society organizations that support or carry out the citizens ‘ election observation in Eastern partnership countries, the Russian Federation and the European Union. As noted, the EPDE website, the platform «aims to enhance professionalism through the development and implementation of unified standards and comparable observation methods in the new democracies of Europe.»

It is alleged that the sponsors of the platform are the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany, Ministry of foreign Affairs of Norway, the European Commission, Greens/EFA, European Parliament, Transparency International Armenia, Civil society forum «EU-Russia», the German Marshall Fund (USA), Fund Marion denhoff, Foundation for German-Polish cooperation and the Foundation «Open Russia».

International centre for electoral research deals, in particular, accreditation of international observers in the elections; it is alleged that its activities are «directed to the protection of human rights and democratic values».

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