Nov 11, 2021
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The Prosecutor General’s Office asked to liquidate the Memorial Society *

The General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia made a request to liquidate the public organization “Memorial”, recognized in the Russian Federation as a foreign agent, in court, RIA Novosti reports.

The press service of the Supreme Court told the agency that the claim to liquidate the international organization will be considered on November 25.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Memorial Center * operates in Russia in violation of the law, hiding that it is acting as a foreign agent.

Earlier, a law came into force in Russia toughening the rules for the work of non-profit organizations-foreign agents. Such organizations are required to report annually to the Ministry of Justice on their work, income and expenses. Before that, the Kremlin explained that there should be a law on foreign media agents in Russia, since there is outside interference.

* The organization is recognized as a foreign agent in Russia.

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