Russia Adds Norwegian Environmental Group Bellona To List Of 'Undesirable' Organizations


Russia has declared the Norwegian nongovernmental environmental group Miljostiftelsen Bellona an "undesirable" organization amid an ongoing crackdown on international and domestic NGOs, civil society, and independent journalists. The Prosecutor-General's Office announced the decision on April 18, saying that the group's activities "are aimed at undermining the Russian economy, discrediting the authorities' domestic and foreign policies, and destabilizing the social and political situation in the country. It also poses a threat to the foundation of the constitutional system and security of the Russian Federation." To read the original story by RFE/RL's North.Realities, click here.