Russia Burns Books and Bans Two Organizations Run by George Soros

According to Russian media, a college in Northern Russia has burned 53 books donated by a foundation established by George Soros. This happened after the organization was viewed as threat and banned by Russian authorities. According to Russian news site 7×7 reports that cited an official letter originating from the regional education ministry, college libraries within Komi were searched last month. This was done to find manuals and textbooks related to a program run by Soros’ foundation.
In Vorkuta Mining and Economic College, 53 books were found to be related to the Renewal of Humanitarian Education program. They were later confiscated and burned according to the 7×7 report. Additionally, the letter from Fortune.com claimed that another 427 books were yet to be shredded. According to an intergovernmental letter released in December by local media, a presidential envoy asserted that charities run by Soros were creating a perverted perception of history as well as making ideological directives contrary to Russian ideology.
In November, two branches of Soro’s foundation network were banned by Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office. This placed the Open Society Institute and Open Society Foundation on a stop list. This is a compilation of foreign non- governmental organizations whose dealings are deemed undesirable by the Russian State. In July 2015, the Russian government hinted that it might ban a number of pro democracy charities after accusing them of initiating soft aggression in Russia. Soros established the Open Society Foundation network to aid countries move from communism. The charity supports projects associated with democracy building across the world. This information was originally mentioned on CBNC as highlighted in the link below http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/14/soros-charity-targeted-in-russia-book-burning.html
In a statement released by the Russian prosecutor’s office, the Open Society Foundation and Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation posed a threat to the foundations of the Russian constitutional system as well as the security of the state. Soros had urged the west to increase aid to Ukraine, outlining a $50 billion-financing package, to safeguard against Russia that was becoming more aggressive in early 2015. As much as the statement did not elaborate, this could have been the reason behind the ban.
The Open Society foundation was dismayed by the ban. The foundation has played a major role in helping to strengthen the rule of law in Russia for over 25 years contrary to the prosecutors’ claims. While commenting on the ban, Soros said that he was confident that the move was a temporary anomaly. According to him, the aspirations of the Russian citizens for a great future will succeed in the end and cannot be suppressed. This information was mentioned on Fortune as outlined below http://fortune.com/2015/11/30/russia-bans-george-soros-foundation-as-state-security-threat/
George Soros is the chairperson of the Open Society Foundation that presently operates in more than 100 countries. He began his philanthropy initiatives in 1979 when he offered scholarships to black South African students under the apartheid era. This was after having great success in the financial markets. The Open Society Foundation endeavors to promote human rights, open society and transparency values. Soros has written extensively, publishing several books and articles. The books he has written include “The Tragedy of the European Union” that he published in 2014. His essays and articles on economics and politics appear regularly on major newspapers and magazines across the world. This information was mentioned on georgesoros.com as found below http://www.georgesoros.com/the-life-of-george-soros/