"After bringing the business world, the judicial and the legislative power under its control, after mastering the technologies to arrange election results, the authorities are determined to tackle Russia’s last bastion of independence - civil society" - Ludmila Alekseeva

posted 23 Apr 2013, 00:34 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Apr 2013, 00:40 ]
“After bringing the business world, the judicial and the legislative power under its control, after mastering the technologies to arrange election results, the authorities are determined to tackle Russia’s last bastion of independence - civil society. Civil society is increasingly active, and this frightens them.” 


 - Ludmila Alekseeva, quoted in Tom Balmforth and Claire Bigg, Raids On NGOs Could Threaten Ordinary Russians, RFE/RL, 21 April 2013

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