The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has launched its inaugural cross-national investigative journalism project focused on Russia’s use of soft power in the Baltic countries.
One journalist from each of the three Baltic countries investigated the expenditures and operations of Russkiy Mir (Russian world), a Kremlin-sponsored Foundation intended to promote Russian culture abroad.
Since August, reporters investigated the transparency of the NGOs’ operations and funding. According to the Latvian and Lithuanian laws, information about NGO funding should be open for public. But according to the report, the reality is different.
Read the full investigation on Re:Baltica’s website.