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Russian Lawmakers Pass 'Undesirable' NGOs Bill

Russia's lower house of parliament has given final approval to a bill on so-called "undesirable organizations" that critics say will deal a fresh blow to a nongovernmental sector that already faces considerable pressure. In a third and final reading on May 19, the heavily pro-Kremlin State Duma overwhelmingly approved the legislation, which would give Russian prosecutors the right to list as "undesirable" foreign organizations "posing a threat to Russia's...

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