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Kaliningrad Court Declares German-Russian House a ‘Foreign Agent’

The Kaliningrad Central Regional Court has announced a “German-Russian House” cultural-educational core a “foreign agent,” a MediaZone news group reported Wednesday.

A review by a informal Justice Ministry found that a core to be concerned in “political activities” while receiving income from abroad.

Critics of a pierce contend that a preference is related to guest speakers during a informative core who have criticized Russian policies. In Aug 2014, German diplomat Daniel Lissner used an eventuality during a core to conflict Russia’s cast of Crimea.

“The cast of Crimea by Russia is an apparent defilement of ubiquitous law that we positively condemn. Russia’s conflict in eastern Ukraine obliterates a trust we have built over a decades,” a diplomat said.

The German Consulate in Kaliningrad after presented authorities with a created apology.

Justice Ministry workers pronounced that a purported domestic activity enclosed compelling a work of producer Agnes Miegel, a German producer innate in Kaliningrad. Born in 1879, Miegel sealed a oath of devotion to Adolf Hitler and assimilated a National Socialist German Workers’ Party in 1939.

The Justice Ministry pronounced they believed such events “could popularize Nazi ideology.”

A board in Miegel’s memory seemed on her residence in Kaliningrad in 1992 though was taken down by ask of a prosecutor ubiquitous as it “violated legislation on anti-extremist activity.”

The German-Russian House is financed by a German agency. From 2012 until 2014, a core perceived tighten to 30 million rubles ($459,000.)

Under Russian law, any NGO benefiting from unfamiliar income while holding partial in loosely-defined domestic activity contingency announce itself a unfamiliar agent. The tag dates behind to a Soviet epoch and has espionage connotations.

The German-Russian House is appealing a decision.

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Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/567433.html

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