Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Mr Ivanov to consider the effect of the law on NGOs, including included in the list of foreign agents of environmental organizations.
“About foreign agents, NGOs working in the environmental field, Mr Kiriyenko (Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of the Kremlin administration — ed.) already has a request on my part in General, look at this law again. But we go on, of course, let’s Sergey Borisovich (Ivanov – ed.) who has been doing this purposefully, ecology in the sense,” — said Putin.