Russian Government Pushes to Eliminate Civil Society Groups

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:29 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to eliminate one of the country’s oldest human rights organizations is the latest indication that the authoritarian leader has revived many Soviet-era practices to crush civil society and tighten his grip on power, including persecuting dissidents and disseminating anti-Western propaganda.