World from Berlin Russia Becoming a 'Bona Fide Dictatorship'

Russia continued its series of raids on non-governmental organizations on Wednesday with visits to Human Rights Watch and Transparency International. The operation, say German commentators, is just the latest sign that Russian civil society is eroding and President Putin is turning into a dictator.
The government of Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking a tough stance on foreign-financed NGOs.

The government of Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking a tough stance on foreign-financed NGOs.

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-- Charles Hawley