After years of coverage about how the “foreign agent law” would spell the end of freedom of association in Russia, civil society is actually growing, vibrant, vocal and confident. Parallel universes of Russian civil society encompass social enterprises, progressive media and entertainment outfits with hybrid commercial-social financing models, foundations set up by large businesses, legal clinics at universities, urbanism movements in cities all over the country.

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