The State Duma Commission revealed new evidence of foreign interference in the election campaign in Russia

Members of the Commission had sent to the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor the materials on the activities of the US organization National Democratic Institute for International Relations, recognized as undesirable in the Russian Federation, and asked to take all the necessary measures, as said the Chairman of the Commission on Foreign Interference Vasilii Piskarev
Meeting of the Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs

Meeting of the Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs was held at the State Duma on July 15 on the topic ”On interference in elections in the Russian Federation through foreign non-governmental organizations recognized as undesirable.“

The Chairman of the Commission Vasilii Piskarev Piskarev Vasily Ivanovich Piskarev
Vasily Ivanovich
said that the Commission had revealed that there was no restricted access to the materials of webinars held by the National Democratic Institute for International Relations (NDI), recognized in Russia as undesirable, on the election campaigns.

“NDI is funded by the US Agency for International Development,” stressed the parliamentarian.

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Meeting of the Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Iurii Sinelshchikov
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media Vadim Subbotin
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Dmitriy Savelyev
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Iurii Sinelshchikov and Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Dmitriy Savelyev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Iurii Sinelshchikov
 
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Iurii Sinelshchikov
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media Vadim Subbotin
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Dmitriy Savelyev
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Iurii Sinelshchikov and Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Dmitriy Savelyev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation Iurii Sinelshchikov

He showed materials with the participation of the US political consultant David Hunter, who took part in the election campaign of Barack Obama. “That is the NGO which had held seminars in Finland for residents of St. Petersburg who planned to participate in municipal elections,” said Vasilii Piskarev. “That is a clear example of the training of foreign agents of influence,” he added.

The Chairman of the Commission noted the fact that NDI had launched a website and created a YouTube channel for Russian citizens and downloaded webinars on elections. Those materials contain information how to conduct election campaigns, promoting their agents of influence, as well as organizing illegal protest actions and disrupting elections.

“The webinars participants also discussed the actions of the Maidan fighters on the territory of Russia. That just once again proves destructive purposes of the organizers and participants of such trainings,” said Vasilii Piskarev and showed the relevant materials.

In this regard, the Commission decided to send materials on NDI’s activities to the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) and ask to take all the necessary measures, as said the Chairman of the Commission.