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Executive order on establishing a foundation for supporting and protecting the rights of compatriots living abroad

May 25, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On Establishing a Foundation for Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Compatriots Living Abroad.

The foundation’s purpose is to provide Russians abroad with the necessary support to protect their lawful rights and interests in their countries of residence.

The foundation’s founders are the Russian Federation Foreign Ministry and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation.

The foundation will be funded by the federal budget, voluntary contributions and donations, and other sources, in accordance with Russian law.

May 25, 2011