Booted Out: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is ending its activity in Russia.

“The Foreign Ministry confirms the closure of USAID [in Russia]” a ministry source said, adding more information would be released “soon.”

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced the termination of USAID’s activity in Russia on Tuesday.

“The United States recently received the Russian Government’s decision to end USAID activities in the Russian Federation,” Nuland said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in Russia over the past two decades, and we will work with our partners and staff to responsibly end or transition USAID’s programs.”

USAID’s move comes in response to the Russian government’s decision to halt USAID’s programs in the country, the State Department said.

Nuff said and we all know why USAID has been removed. They are one of the American sponsored groups that got caught, “Handing Out Cookies to the Natives!”

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Russia told the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to cease its activity in Russia because the agency had “tried to affect the course of the political process in the country by its use of grants,” the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. USAID will cease operating in Russia on October 1, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said. “The decision was called for primarily because the character of the agency’s representatives work in our country did not always comply with the declared aims of cooperation in bilateral humanitarian cooperation. We are talking about issuing grants in an attempt to affect… Read more »

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Well the proof is in the pudding and the pudding was eaten. US go home!

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President Vladimir Putin shares the opinion of the Foreign Ministry that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is engaged in more than just humanitarian work in Russia. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Wednesday said Russia decided to order the closure of the USAID office after concluding it provided funds for non-government organizations that seek to “influence the political process, including elections at various levels and civil society.” President Putin has an “identical position” on the question of the US agency’s political activities in Russia, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Vedomosti on Thursday. The Moscow office of USAID… Read more »