MOSCOW, March 5 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court has fined a foundation established by opposition blogger Alexey Navalny 500,000 rubles ($7,500) for violation of requirements applicable to NGOs functioning as foreign agents, according to the court’ s press service.

In early November, Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court refused to overturn the Justice Ministry’s October decision to include Navalny’s organization in the list of NGOs acting as foreign agents.

The Justice Ministry established the fact of the organization’s conforming to the “foreign agent criteria” during the monitoring of its activity conducted by the Justice Ministry’s Moscow Main Directorate, the Ministry’s official website informed at that time.

The decision to give Navalny’s foundation the status of a foreign agent was made based on evidence of its funding from abroad, the acting director of the Justice Ministry’s NGO affairs department Vladimir Titov told journalists.