The $100 million allocation, called the Countering Russian Influence Fund, is aimed specifically at Europe, earmarked for “civil society groups involved in rule of law, media, cyber, and other programs that strengthen democratic institutions and processes, and counter Russian influence and aggression,” according to the legislation.
The money will go to “support democracy programs in the Russian Federation, including to promote Internet freedom, and shall also be made available to support the democracy and rule of law strategy” under State Department policies. (Emphasis mine.)
In other words, Congress will fund efforts to undermine the government of Russia.
In 2012, Russia kicked USAID out of the country in response to “attempts to influence political processes through its grants.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said protests surrounding his re-election were orchestrated by US-funded NGOs.
“It’s about attempts to influence political processes, including elections of various types, and institutions of civil society though the distribution of grants,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in September 2012.
US-funded protests to undermine Putin, of course, did not become a counterpoint when the establishment media screamed from the rooftops that Russia had meddled in the election and helped Donald Trump get elected.
“[CIA director John Brennan] and his cabal of dark players know fully well that it is the CIA that has pioneered in the art and science of election manipulation,” writes Wayne Madsen. “In 1996, it was Russia that bore the brunt of CIA election manipulation with its agents-of-influence in Moscow and other large cities, namely the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and George Soros’s Open Society Institute and Foundation, engaged in political dirty tricks aimed at undermining the electoral chances of the Russian Communist Party presidential candidate Gennady Zyuganov.”
Republicans and neocons in Congress are using the unproven allegation that Russia interfered in the US election as an excuse to step up USAID and NED-like meddling in Russian Federation politics.
The real objective of The Countering Russian Influence Fund is to destabilize Russia as the national security state has done since the end of the Second World War.
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