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Over 8 Million Russians Are Drug Addicts
The amount of drug addicts in Russia is estimated at 8.5 million people, which is almost six percent of the total population, a government report said on Tuesday.
Kremlin to Finance "Foreign Agents"
The Kremlin will give grants to the Memorial human rights organization and several other opposition-minded NGOs, which are to be called foreign agents" in accordance with a new law.
Russia to Create List of Banned 'Extremist' Symbols
Russia will compile a list of extremist symbols that are prohibited for use by companies, media and NGOs.
Russian Election Watchdog May Be Closed
Russia's Golos (Voice) Association, an independent election monitoring NGO, was fined 300,000 rubles (around $10,000) for failing to register as a "foreign agent", and can even close in the near future.
Mark Knopfler Cancels Concerts in Russia over NGO Law
On Thursday, famous British guitarist and singer Mark Knopfler canceled his planned shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg, citing toughening of Russian government's stance towards nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Europeans Want to Nominate Russian NGO for Nobel Peace Prize
Members of the European Parliament have started a campaign to collect signatures for nominating a prominent Russian human rights group, Memorial, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Veteran Human Rights Activist Faces 3 Administrative Cases
Three administrative cases are launched against prominent Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov after his refuse to present documents on the NGOs he heads.
Russian Human Rights NGO Offices Vandalized in Moscow
The Moscow offices of two influential human rights groups were vandalized on Wednesday, the first day a controversial new law on non-governmental organizations (NGO) came into effect.

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