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Controversial NGO-law worries Russian environmentalist

The Russian organization Nature and Youth and Kola Environmental Centre finds itself monitored, as President Putin pushes for a new controversial NGO-law.

Priroda i Molodezh (Nature and Youth) demonstrates in Murmansk City (Photo: Trude Pettersen)

The two groupa is partly funded by their Norwegian co-partner, but says they will not cease receiving funding from abroad.

“I think we will not cease to receive funding from abroad. We will look for other opportunities in this difficult matter,” says Director of Kola Ecological Center (KEC), Yura Ivanov to BarentsObserver.

Read in Barents Observer: To read more n this subject, please follow this link.

The New Russia to be screened in Slovakia

The New Russiais selected for the official program at the 39th International Festival of Sustainable Development Films (Ekotopfilm) in Slovakia.

Ekotopfilm is considered the biggest Festival for sustainable development films in Europe.

After the premier in Bratislava in October, the film will be screened throughout the country, among other places in the city of Košice th 6th of November, and in the Cinemax theatre of the city of Žilina the 20th of November. See link: Ekotopfilm