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Open Invite to Russian NGOs

Blogging at Foreign Policy, Preeti Aroon points to this recent quote by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a recent civil society conference:

In one of my early discussions with Minister Lavrov, he said, ‘Well, you know, we don’t like it when you have so many NGOs coming to Russia.’ And I said, ‘Well, send Russian NGOs to the United States. We’ll be happy to have them.’ And I really mean that. I think the more exchange and the more cross-fertilization the better.

Riiiight.