Russian Suspicion Towards Science Teaching NGO

A Russian law designed to stop civil society groups trying to stir rebellion against President Vladimir Putin's rule is having unforeseen side effects: it threatens to close down a foundation that helps gifted school children study science. Russia's Justice Ministry has added the Dynasty charitable foundation to a register of organizations designated "foreign agents", and the wealthy businessman who finances it has said he will now have to halt its activities. Until now, most of the bodies added to the register have been human rights organizations or groups critical of the Kremlin, but in the latest case those affected are far removed from politics.



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