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Russian Lawmakers Expand Scope of 'Undesirable' Groups

Russian State Duma lawmakers on Tuesday passed new legislation that would expand the federal government's ability to ban foreign nongovernmental organizations accused of meddling in Russian elections.  The legislation builds on a series of Russian laws that in 2012 began targeting "undesirable" activities, mainly by foreign advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations and news media outlets. The "undesirable" designation bans them from operating inside Russia,...

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