Was George Soros a threat to Russia’s state security?

George Soros open Society Foundations and the Open Institute Assistance Foundation has been banned from Russia claiming it posed a threat to its constitution and the state security. Open society is a network of partners, foundations and projects existing in more than 100 countries. Soros drive to the idea of open society was to impact on the society where the government is accountable, where rights are respected, no one has the monopoly of truth. It is a foundations of a kind that is expected to make our society a better place.

George Soros reported by Fortune.com has been actively involved in philanthropy since 1979. He created the central European University to promote critical thinking, and introduced open society foundations in United States, Asia, and Africa. The role of the foundation involved representing thousands of individuals unlawfully being held for a year and without any legal representation. The society was involved in the history of Europe to bring back the people of Roma into the mainstream. Thousands of promising students have benefited from the foundations in terms of school fees including the refugees from conflict areas, young Roma and people from marginalized groups.

Open society has been in the forefront in bringing an international system with accountability and transparency in natural resource extraction industries. This was in consideration that profit oriented companies have been involved in secret payoffs leading to decades political unrest and heinous violence. George Soros has supported independent non-governmental organizations such as European Council of Foreign relations, Global Witness, the International Crisis Group and the institute of new economic thinking.

Soros is also an advocate for peace. In his article “A partnership with china to avoid world war” available at http://www.georgesoros.com/essays/a-partnership-with-china-to-avoid-world-war/ he says that the cooperation of the international community is in decline both financially and politically. The United Nations according to Soros has failed to address some of the critical issues facing the world since the end of the cold war. Soros believes that the G20 has lost its way due to its outdated governance. The only reason why the world avoided a depression in 2007/2008 is that some lessons were learnt from the experience of 1930s.

The financial crash of 2008 was indirectly linked to the euro crisis. This is because the euro at the time was an incomplete currency. According to Soros, a strategic partnership between the U.S. and China is a breakthrough to avoid another world war. In another article, found here http://www.georgesoros.com/essays/by-failing-to-help-refugees-europe-fails-itself/, Soros believes that Europe is failing itself by not helping the refugees migrating to Europe. It has forced individual countries to take matters into their own hands. Soros is particularly concerned that the mandatory 40,000 asylum seekers as taken by Greece and Italy to be processed in other EU countries was rejected.

Over the years George Soros has taken the responsibility to support with funding to various organization. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Open Society Institute (OSI) include Air America Radio, Advancement Project, Americas Voice, Alliance of Justice, America Votes and American civil liberty union among others. This is an indication that Soros is up to the good of the society and not to bring alarm or threat to a country’s security.

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