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US money destroys civil consciousness, claims United Russia MP

US money destroys civil consciousness, claims United Russia MP
The boost in US spending on Russian NGOs can be described as “aggressive humanitarian intervention,” the head of the State Duma Security Committee has said.

This money is destroying civil consciousness, they organize informational provocations and teach technologies that can destroy the nation’s sovereignty and security,” MP Irina Yarovaya said in comments published on the United Russia party’s website.

She made this statement after mass media reported that the US National Endowment for Democracy spent over nine million dollars on support of Russian non-government groups in 2014 alone.

Ukraine is the most vivid example of their ‘successful democracy’ – with all the murders of civilians, an anti-constitutional coup and the rehabilitation of Nazism,” the lawmaker added.

Yarovaya also noted that Russian citizens had the right to know which groups got paid for bringing foreign political technologies to their country and the so called law on foreign agents rightfully demanded the disclosure of this information.

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