War in Europe
Russia closes offices of various German political foundations in Moscow

Russia bans the work of several German political foundations, including the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Der Fluss Moskwa mit Kreml in Moskau

Der Fluss Moskwa mit Kreml in Moskau

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Commenting on the announced closure of the office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Moscow, the Executive Board states:

"Those who stand up for civil and human rights in Russia are punished, threatened and harassed. Putin's aggressions against liberal and democratic values go far beyond Ukraine. The new wave of expulsions of civil society organisations is another step from authoritarianism to totalitarianism.”