Putin's New Weapon Against Western 'Undesirables'

Russian president wants to shut down pesky NGOs.

He's doing it his way.

Photographer: Sergei Karpukhin/AFP/Getty Images

Last weekend, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that allows any nongovernmental organization to be banned from Russia as undesirable simply on suspicion of anti-government activity. Clearly, a previous anti-NGO law, passed when Putin still cared about what the world thought of him, has been deemed too mild.

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