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Russia Puts a Wrench in Aid Agencies' Work

Russia has forced dozens of non-governmental organizations to cease operating in the country, shutting down humanitarian agencies like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. A new Russian law requires NGOs to file with the government and await registration.

Marshall Goldman, associate director of the Davis Center for Russian Research at Harvard University, tells Robert Siegel that the move by the Russian government is a combination of bureaucracy and harassment.

Goldman says President Vladimir Putin is suspicious of foreign NGOs.


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