President Putin has placed George Soros’ Open Society Foundation on the list of unwanted organizations in Russia. This foundation is considered as a threat to the Russian state.
On Monday Obama’s State Department criticized Russia’s decision to evict George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
“Today’s designation of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation as so-called ‘undesirable’ organizations will only further restrict the work of civil society in Russia for the benefit of the Russian people,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. “This action is yet another example of the Russian Government’s growing crackdown on independent voices and a deliberate step to further isolate the Russian people from the world.”
In November Russia put the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation on a stop list of undesirable foreign NGOs.
Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office said the Soros outfits represent “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state.”
The Soros “pro-democracy” track record includes underwriting color revolutions and stirring up social unrest in Serbia, Georgia, Egypt, Turkey, Macedonia and most recently Ukraine.
“Every time I see… George Soros saying something about democracy and European values, I know that something is going to happen. This is the case in Ukraine, when George argued that democracy is the most important thing and when he says that European values are most important and that is why we must accept million refugees every year. How will it end? Probably as usual: fires, riots, overthrowing governments and total destabilization in Europe, more or less as it ended up recently in Ukraine,” said Poland-based journalist and publicist Konrad Stachnio in October.
In May, 2014 Soros told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria he is responsible for establishing a foundation in Ukraine that ultimately contributed to the overthrow of the country’s elected leader and the installation of a junta handpicked by the State Department.
Soros worked closely with USAID, the National Endowment for Democracy (now doing work formerly assigned to the CIA), the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the Freedom House, and the Albert Einstein Institute to initiate a series of color revolutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the engineered collapse of the Soviet Union.
Russia is well aware of the threat posed by NED and other globalist NGOs. In May, 2014 the Moscow Conference on International Security, sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Defense, concentrated on the color revolution threat.
“We see the tragic consequences of the so-called color revolutions and ordeals survived by the peoples of the states that faced these irresponsible experiments of covert and sometimes even… overt interference into their lives,” Vladimir Putin said in a speech before a meeting of the Russian Security Council in November.
“This is a lesson and warning for us and we will do everything possible to prevent this from happening in Russia.”