The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation announced the impossibility of both recognizing the Yeltsin Center as a “foreign agent” and conducting inspections in it in response to a request from deputy Andrei Alshevsky.
This is stated in the norm of federal law 68 "On the centers of the historical heritage of the presidents of the Russian Federation who have ceased to exercise their powers." It does not allow inspections to be carried out against these institutions in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Non-Commercial Organizations.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of Justice Oleg Sviridenko claimed that the Ministry of Justice had already begun checking the Yeltsin Center for the activities of a “foreign agent” at the request of a State Duma deputy, whose name Sviridenko forgot. According to him, this was done in order to "end all these disputes forever."
In turn, the Yeltsin Center referred to federal law 68 and said that all financial statements of the institution are published on the website of the presidential center. The museum's management expressed confidence that the inspection of the Ministry of Justice would confirm that there were no grounds for recognizing him as a "foreign agent".
The Yeltsin Center has been repeatedly accused of promoting values "alien" to Russia. Among those who have made such statements are former Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and director Nikita Mikhalkov . The museum's board of trustees includes Anton Vaino, head of the Presidential Administration, Pavel Krasheninnikov, deputy, and Yevgeny Kuyvashev, governor of the Sverdlovsk region.