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Independent Russian Polling Agency Deemed 'Foreign Agent'

Russia's Justice Ministry has designated the country's only independent national polling agency a "foreign agent." The Levada Center was added to the list of non-governmental organizations deemed to be functioning as "foreign agents" following an unscheduled check of the polling group's documents, the ministry said Monday. Russian authorities have used a 2012 law on "foreign agents" to blacklist groups receiving international funding and...

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