US allocates $3mn to back Russian NGOs ahead of parliamentary elections..early results indicate United Russia lead
The US government agency responsible for administering financial aid among foreign states has received $3 million specifically for Russian non-governmental organizations just as the country prepares to hold State Duma elections.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID), banned in Russia in 2012 as an “undesirable” organization, is assigning $3 million received from Washington to Russian non-governmental entities, according to data posted on governmental website US Spending.
The investment has been listed under the heading “For activity in Russia”. However, no further details have been provided. It is set to be completed by 2017, according to the data.
The website USA spending.gov provides three entries concerning grants to Russian NGOs in 2016 of $1 million each. Two of them were made on August 29 while the third one dates back to September 1.
According to an opinion voiced by Oleg Matveychev, a professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the money may have been allocated for NGOs to act as observers in the upcoming elections.
“For instance, for certain surveys, press-conferences, information campaigns, web sites and so on. The money may have been assigned to support the opposition. It’s impossible to ban these kinds of organizations until they violate the law,” Matveychev said.
The timing of such “activities” coincides with the Russian parliamentary elections being just around the corner. However, this is not a coincidence, political expert Nikolay Shlyamin believes.
“It’s quite possible that soon we will hear NGOs and experts saying that the elections are not legitimate, do not represent people’s interests and so on. The Americans may actually aim for the presidential elections in 2018 while the 2016 election is merely a first shot,” Shlyamin told RT Russian.
Polling stations have closed in Russia’s parliamentary, regional and municipal elections. With 40 percent of votes counted, early results suggest that the ruling United Russia party heads the polls with 53 percent.
With almost half of the votes counted, early results suggest that the ruling United Russia party heads the polls, followed by right-wing party LDPR with 14.3 percent and the Russian Communist Party with 14.2 percent. Fair Russia comes fourth with 6.2 percent, the Russian Central Elections Committee said.
A further 10 parties that took part in the elections did not receive enough votes to make it into parliament, although some of their candidate could still enter parliament as a result of constituency races.
well it didnt help them..putin wins..again..
the use of ngo’s is well documented..they are the undercover foot soldiers of the globalists..
“The US Agency for International Development (USAID), banned in Russia in 2012 as an “undesirable” organization, is assigning $3 million received from Washington to Russian non-governmental entities, according to data posted on governmental website US Spending.”
isnt USAID..for aid?