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US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO

The U.S. State Department says it regrets a Russian decision to ban an economic development foundation once supported by President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President George W. Bush. A U.S. statement late Friday came hours after Russian prosecutors declared the U.S.-Russia Foundation and Rule of Law (USRF) an "undesirable" organization and banned Russian citizens and companies from cooperating with it. U.S. officials describe the foundation as an effort to work in...

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