In 2013 the Levada Center reported it received from 1.5% to 3% of its total budget from abroad.[11] It was issued with a public warning that it would be eligible for listing as a 'foreign agent' under the recently passed Russian foreign agent law.[11] Levada said it suspended foreign funding in 2013.[12] After the Levada Center on 1 September 2016 published the results of a poll that had found a significant decline in support for the ruling United Russia party, the Russian Justice declared that the pollster was "performing the functions of a foreign agent".[13][14] This barred it from work on the upcoming election.[15][12][16] Levada's director stated that the designation may mean that Levada would be unable to continue its work as a pollster.[17] "This manifests the increase in internal repressions carried out by the country's leadership," the center's director, Lev Gudkov, had told TV Rain, the New York Times reported, "If they won't cancel this decision, it will mean that the Levada Center will have to stop working, because you cannot conduct polls with such a stigma put on you."[14]


Is there any NGO based in Russia that didn't get listed as a foreign agent while accepting donation from abroad? The government of Russia warned the Levada Center that it would be eligible for listiing as a foreign agent if it kept receiving money from abroad. I was wondering if there's any NGO as of now that wasn't listed as a foreign agent in Russia while accepting donation from abroad.



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