March 08, 2012

"Pseudo-NGOs" activities

the activities of "pseudo-NGOs" and other agencies that try to destabilize other countries with outside support are unacceptable.

I'm referring to those cases where the activities of NGOs are not based on the interests (and resources) of local social groups but are funded and supported by outside forces. There are many agents of influence from big countries, international blocks or corporations. When they act in the open - this is simply a form of civilized lobbyism. Russia also uses such institutions - the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, International Humanitarian Cooperation, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and our leading universities who recruit talented students from abroad.

However, Russia does not use or fund national NGOs based in other countries or any foreign political organizations in the pursuit of its own interests. China, India and Brazil do not do this either. We believe that any influence on domestic policy and public attitude in other countries must be exerted in the open; in this way, those who wish to be of influence will do so responsibly. ( Source: http://en.rian.ru/world/20120227/171547818.html )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Teh Club of Rome started it indian association recently with eminent people and industrialists as its members. This club being an NGO registered outside India has the aim to influence poilcy decisions and chart out the future road map for the world. Does it not arouse suspicion?