On the Ground: NGOs and Foundations in Russia Today

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


On October 28, 2015, the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations hosted its official inaugural event with a talk by Mark PomarFounding President and CEO of the U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF).

Dr. Pomar, a Columbia Ph.D. and Russia Institute alum, provided a participant-observer account of the rise and recent decline of philanthropic foundations in Russia. He discussed Putin’s shutting out of Western non-governmental organizations through both the Foreign Agent Law and the Undesirable Organizations Law, and also spoke about the political limitations that even domestic Russian philanthropic organizations have encountered.

This event was closed to the public.