The Ministry of Justice of Russia entered the American “Center for European Policy Analysis” (CEPA) into the register of “undesirable organizations” whose activities are prohibited on the territory of Russia.
CEPA is a non-profit organization based in Washington, its goal, as indicated on the official website, is “strengthening the transatlantic alliance through advanced research, analysis and programs.”
According to Russian legislation, cooperation with organizations included in the list of undesirables is a criminal offense. This can result in up to 6 years in prison.
More than a hundred organizations have already been declared undesirable in Russia, including NGOs, human rights and investigative centers, mass media, including Russian ones such as “Meduza” and “Dozhd”, religious and opposition associations. In particular, opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza is serving a long prison term on charges of participation in the activities of an undesirable organization.