Russia deems Bard College program a threat to 'order and security'

Russia deems Bard College program a threat to 'order and security'
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Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office labeled a Bard College program a threat to “order and security” on Monday.

"Following the examination of materials, received on June 21, the Prosecutor General’s Office decided to recognize the Bard College foreign-based educational NGO undesirable on the Russian territory," the office said in a statement, TASS Russian News Agency reported

"It has been determined that the NGO’s activity threatens the constitutional order and security of Russia,” the office added.

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Bard College will be the 35th addition to the list of undesirable foreign organizations the Ministry of Justice of Russia keeps track of.

Bard College has a program abroad at St. Petersburg State University. Students could participate in the program for one or two semesters.

It is unclear the reason why the program was declared a threat by the Russian government.

The move by Russia comes amid tensions between the U.S. over Ukraine, cyberattacks and opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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The Hill has reached out to Bard College for comment.