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Legal status of non-profit organizations, functioning as foreign agents

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The relevance of the study of the legal status of non-profit organizations which are foreign agents is substantiated. Views on the introduction of this concept in the Russian legislation are presented. Based on the analysis of the current legislation a definition of non-profit organizations, performing the functions of a foreign agent, distinguished features such organizations is provided.

Keywords

non-profit organizations; non-profit organization - foreign agent; non-profit organizations registry; political activity

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342.97

Pages

22-28

References

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Received

2017-04-27

Section of issue

Juridical sciences

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