Academic freedom is under attack in Russia. Authorities have now targeted the independent research institute, Levada Center. On 15 May 2013, the prosecutor’s office of Moscow’s Savelovskaya District issued a warning to the institute, citing violations of Russia’s draconian new law on non-profit organisations.
The prosecution asserted that Levada Center received “funding from abroad” and engaged in “political activity” through the publication of its research. The center thus performed the “function of a foreign agent,” the warning stated.
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