Posted 26 января 2023,, 12:24

Published 26 января 2023,, 12:24

Modified 26 января 2023,, 13:43

Updated 26 января 2023,, 13:43

Moscow authorities evict Sakharov Center* from the rented premises

Moscow authorities evict Sakharov Center* from the rented premises

26 января 2023, 12:24
On January 24, Sakharov Center* received a notification from the Moscow City Property Department about the termination of the lease agreement for all premises of the organization that were in gratuitous use.

"The decision of the Moscow Property is only an act of the performer. The reason for the eviction is the amendments to the law on "foreign agents", which came into force on the first of December last year. According to these innovations, "foreign agents" should not receive any state support. All the premises of the center were in our free rent from the city," the press service of the Sakharov Center*",  quoted by Kommersant. he organization added that they carefully used the premises received for free rent.

Andrei Sakharov's archive of letters and documents has been preserved in the museum-apartment on the Earthen Rampart. A unique exposition dedicated to Sakharov's life path was also created here. The Center added that they received premises from the state in 1993 and 1996.The press service of the Sakharov Center* did not specify by what time the organization was ordered to leave the occupied premises, but said that they would have time to hold events dedicated to the centenary of Sakharov's second wife Elena Bonner, which is celebrated on February 15.

The Sakharov Center* was recognized as an NGO-foreign agent in 2014.

* - organizations are included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of NGOs performing the function of a foreign agent.