The Moscow city court: “Levada center” lawfully included in the register of NGOs-registered as foreign agents

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MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. The Moscow city court upheld the inclusion of the Autonomous nonprofit organization “Analytical center of Yury Levada” in the register of noncommercial organizations performing the functions of foreign agents. Thus, this decision has entered into force.

“The decision of the Zamoskvoretsky court upheld, and the appeal – without satisfaction”, – announced the decision of the judge.

Positions of the parties in court

In court representatives of the organization asked to cancel the decision of Zamoskvoretsky court recognized the legitimate order of the Ministry of justice about its inclusion in the registered as foreign agents. According to the applicants, “Levada-Center” is not engaged in political activities.

“Statement of the organization’s Director Lev Gudkov and another employee are not political activities in any form. In addition, it is not permissible to equate the activities of center staff to the activities of the center,” – said the lawyer.