The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the Polish-based Civil Council on the list of foreign non-governmental organizations whose activities are recognized as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation. The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia assigned the status of an undesirable organization to the Civil Council on November 3, according to information on website Ministry of Justice.
The “Civil Council” positions itself as a political association that recruits volunteers for armed formations within the Ukrainian army, including the “Russian Volunteer Corps” (recognized as a terrorist organization in the Russian Federation and banned), as well as groups for armed resistance to the current government in Russia. In May 2023, the RDK stated that the association had nothing to do with the activities of the corps.
According to the Telegram channel Sota, the association is led by Denis Sokolov and Anastasia Sergeeva. Edition Octagon claims that in the mid-2000s, social anthropologist Denis Sokolov was the director of the Moscow School of Political Studies (later renamed the School of Civic Education, recognized as a foreign agent and liquidated).
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