Julia Stasch: “We are proud of the impactful work of organizations that we have supported in Russia. [...] In the field of human rights, our grantees protected vulnerable Russian citizens and enhanced the public discourse for all Russian people."

posted 9 Jul 2015, 00:48 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 9 Jul 2015, 00:52 ]
“We are proud of the impactful work of organizations that we have supported in Russia. In higher education, several independent universities emerged, consolidated, won high placement in international ratings, and seeded a host of civil society initiatives. In turn, these projects enabled gifted practitioners and scholars to engage in research. In the field of human rights, our grantees protected vulnerable Russian citizens and enhanced the public discourse for all Russian people."

- Julia Stasch, president of the MacArthur Foundation

Source: Statement of MacArthur President Julia Stasch on Developments in Russia, MacArthur Foundation website, 8 July 2015

Background: On 8 July 2014 the Federation Council named 12 foreign NGOs it considers should be declared "undesirable" and banned from operating in Russia. See also, Ivan Nechepurenko, 'Russian Senators Propose Ban of 12 Foreign NGOs, Reining In Civil Society,' The Moscow Times, 8 July 2015

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