The movement of "Open Russia", founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, announced its liquidation, according to "mbH media." movement press service confirmed the "Vedomosti" that information.
As explained by the chairman of the "Open Russia" Andrei Pivovarov, the decision on liquidation motion was made to protect the activists from prosecution. "This in no way means that we recognize the claims of the prosecutor's office and the Ministry of Justice. But if you want to eliminate the legal form to protect the activists, we do it ", – said the Brewers. He added that the conference report, where it was decided to liquidate, will soon be sent to the Ministry of Justice.
In this case, the activists of "Open Russia" previously submitted to the Justice Ministry documents on the registration of the new organization. "Ethe parallel process that we continue. Now select in the new organization – one that served in the Ministry of Justice ", – she told to" Vedomosti " Brewers.
The movement of "Open Russia" was established in November 2016 at a conference in gelsaIncas. In April 2017, the General Prosecutor's Office of Russia has recognized undesirable three foreign non-profit organizations: OR (Otkrytaya Rossia) ( «Open Russia", UK), Institute of Modern Russia, Inc (Institute of Modern Russia, USA) and Open Russia Civic Movement, Open Russia (Public network traffic "Open Russia", UK).
Alexander Soloviev, who was then chairman of the "Open Russia", said that the organization no relation to network traffic "Open Russia" do not have.
In January of this year in respect of the federal member of the board of "Open Russia" Anastasia Shevchenko opened a criminal case on the activities of organization recognized in Russia junk (284.1 of the Criminal Code). Activist guilt is not recognized from January 23, she is under house arrest. According to the head of the human rights group "Agora" Paul Chikova, this is the first criminal case under Art. 284.1 of the Criminal Code.