Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

USAID Stops Its Activity in Russia
19.09.2012 12:37
USAID Stops Its Activity in Russia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will stop operating in Russia, the U.S. Department of State reported.

      "The United States recently received the Russian Government's decision to end USAID activities in the Russian Federation. We are extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in Russia over the past two decades, and we will work with our partners and staff to responsibly end or transition USAID's programs," U.S. Department of State spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement on Tuesday.

      "While USAID's physical presence in Russia will come to an end, we remain committed to supporting democracy, human rights, and the development of a more robust civil society in Russia and look forward to continuing our cooperation with Russian non-governmental organizations," it is also said in the statement.

      Nuland said the United States has always been concerned about the human rights situation in Russia, and added that it will keep reminding Russia of irregularities.

      It is still unclear why Russia refused to continue cooperating with USAID. Experts think that the termination of USAID activities in Russia may be explained in terms of hostile attitude of Russian authorities to organization that get funding from the U.S.

      USAID, which has its departments in over 100 countries, has been active in Russia over the past two decades. Its social programes usually targeted such problems as at-risk youth and pressing public health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Besides, the agency supported some educational and scientific projects.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian International USAID Russia-U.S. human rights  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Cooperation between China and Russia was Discussed at SPIEF 2018
Students of HSE Took Part in SPIEF
World Cup 2018 has been the Best for the Entire Tournament History
Russia will Open 50 National Offices in 29 Countries of the World in 2018
The FIFA President Called Russia a Truly Football Country

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian tourism  Bear attacks  St. Petersburg  Visa to Finland  Hermitage Capital  Robots  Tver  Sylvester Shchedrin  Russian musicians  Chegemskie Waterfalls  Russian Cinema  Minin and Pozharsky  obituary  Festivals in Moscow  Extreme tourism  economic crisis  Russian children  Pyaterochka   Primorye  Museum Exhibits  Russian business  Novosibirsk  Russian history  Mineralnye Vody Airport  Exhibitions in Saint Petersburg  Novgorod Region  Pyotr Yershov  Norilsk Nickel  Russian hotels  Bob Marley  corruption in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Folk Graphic Art Museum  Russian Literature  Russian urban culture  Film Distribution  the Maliy Theatre  Russian politics  Andrei Plakhov  Olympics 2012  Gelendzhik  Zinaida Serebryakova  Earth Hour  Russian Rock  Great Patriotic War  Ebola  Alexander Chizhevsky  Astrakhan Region  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites