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Russia Names US NGO 'Undesirable'

Russian prosecutors Tuesday designated the National Endowment for Democracy, a Washington-based non-profit group funded by the U.S. Congress, as "undesirable" -- making it the first foreign NGO to be banned in Russia under a controversial new law. The decision, which was signed by Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Malinovsky, will be submitted to Russia's Justice Ministry, which must enforce the ban on the NED activities inside Russia. In a statement posted on its...

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