Dynasty Foundation to keep 'foreign agent' status until foreign funding stops - Justice Ministry

The Russian Justice Ministry has no plans to review its decision to assign 'foreign agent' status to the non-profit Dynasty Foundation, Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov has said when answering a question from Interfax.

The Russian Justice Ministry has no plans to review its decision to assign 'foreign agent' status to the non-profit Dynasty Foundation, Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov has said when answering a question from Interfax.

"All steps will be taken in accordance with the established procedure, if foreign financing is stopped. The foundation's activities should obey existing legislation," he said.

On May 25, the Russian Justice Ministry added Dmitry Zimin's non-profit Dynasty Foundation to the register of foreign-agent nongovernmental organizations. The Liberal Mission Foundation, financed by Dynasty, was assigned 'foreign agent' status as well.

Zimin, for his part, has announced plans to stop providing money to the organization.

"Certainly, I will not spend my own money acting under the trademark of some unknown foreign state. I will stop funding Dynasty," Zimin told Interfax.

The foundation's board is expected to meet on June 8 to decide the future of the organization, he added.

 

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