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Europe Can Russia's only independent election monitor survive Kremlin pressure?

Three years ago, Russia unveiled a law effectively requiring NGOs to refuse any foreign funding. Electoral watchdog Golos has complied, but is still on the Kremlin's blacklist.

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Golos, Russia's only grassroots election-monitoring organization, has been fighting an exhausting battle to prove it does not receive foreign funding. Otherwise, it would have to self-describe as a "foreign agent" – a term that connotes "spy" in Russian.

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