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U.S. Slams NGO Law

The U.S. State Department has sharply criticized Russia's new law requiring nongovernmental groups that receive funding from abroad and engage in political activity to register as foreign agents.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Tuesday called the law "disturbing" and said the United States was concerned about a larger backtracking from democracy in Russia.

She contrasted Russia's restrictions with how the U.S. allows nongovernmental organizations to receive foreign funding.

(AP)

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