The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has recognized the activities of the Austrian educational international non-governmental organization Central European University as undesirable. About it it says in the department’s Telegram channel.
The Prosecutor General’s Office noted that the official goals of the university are to promote the values of “open society and democracy” in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in the republics of the former Soviet Union.
“In fact, the organization’s efforts are currently focused on discrediting the special military operation and the political leadership of the Russian Federation,” the department said.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the organization is financed by structures controlled by investor George Soros. The university has launched a number of educational programs in which “the history of the Russian state is deliberately devalued and distorted, the merits of prominent Russian scientists, writers, and cultural figures are downplayed, and pseudo-statements about Russia’s guilt in all world cataclysms are promoted,” the department noted. At the same time, the organization does not involve experts associated with Russian government agencies and supporting the special operation.
The Prosecutor General’s Office added that the organization is also recruiting personnel to formulate a global anti-Russian agenda in the media.
Central European University (CEU) was founded in 1991. The university is accredited in the USA and Austria, according to the website of the educational institution. It is noted that the mission of the CEU is “the pursuit of truth wherever it leads, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and the desire to resolve differences through debate rather than denial.”
October 13 in Russia recognized undesirable German Zentrum fur Osteuropa – und internationale Studien (Center for East European and International Studies, ZOiS). According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the organization “under the guise of so-called humanitarian and scientific projects” collected information about the activities of government bodies and internal political processes, “on the basis of which it prepared analytical reports that distorted the real state of affairs in our country.”