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Russian parliament slams spy support for NGOs

Russia’s parliament on Wednesday said it was unacceptable for foreign spies to finance pressure groups after the security service accused British agents of a James Bond-style spying operation in Moscow. A resolution expressing concern about such funding was passed 401-6 in the 450-seat lower house of parliament, or State Duma, which is packed with members loyal to President Vladimir Putin. Deputies said that financing of Non-Governmental Organizations by spies, including British embassy employees in Moscow, could undermine confidence in such groups. Full Story

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