The state Department responded to the recognition of the “Open Russia” junk organization

Mark Toner

U.S. “deeply concerned” by the decision of the Russian authorities to make “Open Russia”, “social movement Open Russia” and the Institute of modern Russia in the list of undesirable organizations. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a statement by state Department spokesman Mark Toner.

“We are deeply concerned about the government’s decision to make [these structures] in the list of so-called “undesirable” foreign organizations”, — said in comments.

Washington rejects the view that “these and other international structures of civil society are a threat to Russia.”

Thursday, April 27, it was reported that the Russian Ministry of justice on the basis of the decision of the Prosecutor General has made in the UK was “Open Russia” in the list of undesirable organizations. Also in the list were included the eponymous the social network movement “Institute of contemporary Russia” (USA).

The Prosecutor’s office said that the activities of Open Russia, founded by the former head of YUKOS oil company Mikhail Khodorkovsky, “aimed at instigating protests and destabilizing the internal political situation in Russia.” In mid-April it became known that Khodorkovsky resigned as Chairman founded the movement.

“Open Russia” appeared in 2001. In 2006, the organization ceased operations after the seizure of all accounts. She resumed work in November last year.