Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«Moscow has outlawed Open Russia and two other NGOs»
«Russia’s prosecutor general on Wednesday labeled OR (Otkrytaya Rossia), the Institute of Modern Russia and the Open Russia Civic Movement …. as “undesirable.”
Institute of Modern Russia. 2017-12-16. 100 Years of Cheka, Ulyukayev’s Verdict, Bloggers as Foreign Agents
«- As the inheritors of the Cheka mark their 100th anniversary, the lawyer Alexander Vereschagin discusses the living “Slavic traditions” of the special service, drawing upon the history of the Cheka, KGB, and modern-day FSB.
– After 1917, the Soviet authorities worked to disassociate themselves from Russia’s tsarist past. Belonging to the tsarist political police—even its lower ranks—was a black mark. Only the Federal Protective Service (FSO), whose activities are mostly apolitical, can be traced back to the revolutionary special service.
– What really differentiated the Cheka from the tsarist police was that it organized assassination attempts and political murders. This was inconsistent with the morals of the tsarist police.
– By 1993, Russia’s first president Boris Yeltsin declared the security service “unreformable,” yet later he began to restore it. In 1995, the FSB was created and December 20 became an official day commemorating its employees. A rehabilitation and heroization of Chekism followed, its tempo gaining speed in the past 20 years.
– Meanwhile, Vereschagin stresses that the ongoing debate on who was most responsible for the terror inflicted by the Soviet state—the Communist party or the security service—has no meaning. Both are integral to the violence committed by Bolshevism.
– The myth that the security service overruled the party was a marked attempt by Nikita Khrushchev to portray the party as a victim and sanctify it. In reality, the party initiated and strictly controlled the tool of repression. It used an imitation of the law to deceive and disorientate, ultimately manifested in the KGB, which was secretly controlled by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
– With the FSB, the status has not changed. Though the president’s role is constitutionally limited to ensuring the coordination of the FSB in its interactions with other government bodies, Putin “directs” the FSB and appoints its director in actuality. This is different from the U.S. or even Ukraine.
– The author concludes that Russia inherited the deceptive Soviet system of double subordination of state security agencies whose real superiors are in the Kremlin. However, there is hope that with generational change, the FSB will cease to be Chekist and transform into a normal special service unit of a normal state.»
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Le Ong (ngo) che sono state dichiarate indesiderabili avevano le comuni caratteristiche di essere finanziate dall’estero e di svolgere una intensa propaganda anti-nazionale ed anti-governativa.
Per comprendere meglio la cosa, invertiamo i termini dell’enunciato.
Cosa sarebbe successo se la Russia avesse aperto delle ong in Germania oppure negli Stati Uniti, le avesse finanziate pubblicamente, e che tali ong svolgessero propaganda e patrocinassero manifestazioni pubbliche contro i relativi governi?
Magari ricordando quando Frau Merkel
«fu membro del movimento giovanile socialista Libera Gioventù Tedesca. In seguito, divenne membro dell’amministrazione del distretto e segretaria dell'”Agitprop” (agitazione e propaganda) presso l’Accademia delle Scienze di tale organizzazione».
Si ricordi come l’Agit-Prop fosse il Dipartimento per l’agitazione e la propaganda, organo del comitato centrale e regionale del Partito comunista dell’Unione sovietica il quale fu in seguito rinominato «Dipartimento ideologico».
Carica non da poco, che dirigeva per esempio la censura sulla stampa, la rete degli informatori della Stasi, che spediva in carcere chiunque si opponesse, e così via.
Bene, cosa sarebbe successo se fosse avvenuto questo?
Forse che Frau Merkel avrebbe approvato codeste iniziative russe definendole perle della democrazia?
Suvvia, siamo seri. Abbiamo visto quanto è tollerante Frau Merkel nei confronti di AfD.
→ Deutsche Welle. 2017-12-26. Moscow outlaws Open Russia, other Khodorkovsky-backed NGOs
Moscow has outlawed Open Russia and two other NGOs associated with former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Open Russia has called for an anti-Putin protest this Saturday in Moscow.
Russia’s prosecutor general on Wednesday labeled OR (Otkrytaya Rossia), the Institute of Modern Russia and the Open Russia Civic Movement – all founded by or associated with prominent Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky – as “undesirable.”
The ruling is part of a controversial Russian law that outlaws foreign groups and NGOs accused of “political meddling.”
“These organizations are carrying out special programs and projects on the territory of the Russian Federation aimed at discrediting the upcoming election results in Russia and having them declared illegitimate,” prosecutors said.
The three organizations’ activities were allegedly “directed at inspiring protests and destabilizing domestic politics, which is a threat to the foundations of the Russian constitutional system and state security.”
Groups placed on the Justice Ministry’s “undesirables” list are banned from releasing publications in Russia and could see their bank accounts blocked and assets frozen. Anyone found cooperating with them could be hit with a fine, jail time or be denied entry into Russia.
Rights group Amnesty International said the move marked the first instance that a group founded by Russians and operating only in Russia had been placed on the list.
“Russian authorities have worked relentlessly for many years to create the most hostile environment for civil society possible,” Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty’s Russia branch director, said in a statement. “Open Russia’s activity was a huge obstacle for them, be it defending human rights, supporting independent candidates in elections at different levels and acting as a media outlet. By banning this organization, they think they’ve overcome this obstacle.”
The General Prosecutor’s Office called Open Russia and the Institute of Modern Russia, respectively, a British and US institution as justification for placing them on the list.
The groups’ backer Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man and the former owner of oil giant Yukos, was controversially convicted on fraud charges in 2003. He maintains that the charges were fabricated by the Kremlin to punish him for funding political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin and voicing his own political ambitions. He was unexpectedly pardoned by Putin in 2013 and has lived abroad since.
Following the decision by the Justice Ministry, Khodorkovsky said on Twitter that he was “proud” to be on the list, adding “we’ve touched a nerve.”