Kremlin vows to publicize foreign sources funding Russian NGOs following inspections

The sources from which Russian non-governmental organizations have received nearly $1 billion from abroad, of which President Vladimir Putin said recently, will be made public after the Prosecutor General's Office completes its inspections, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"As the Prosecutor General's Office has already said, it plans to continue its inspections. Upon the completion of the inspections, we will expect this information to be made public," Peskov told Interfax.

Asked whether this concerns the sources of the funding, Peskov replied, "Yes. But you should be patient and wait until the inspections are finished."

Putin said earlier that, after Russia adopted the law obliging NGOs receiving funding from abroad be registered as foreign agents, Russian NGOs received nearly $1 billion from abroad in four months.

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