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Interlegal was founded in 1989 "to promote the growth and development of the independent sector throughout the former Soviet Union." It provides legal consultations to government agencies and NGOs and conducts research on the third sector.
At the request of the Duma Committee on the Affairs of Public Associations and Religious Organizations, Interlegal drafted legislation covering the registration of NGOs and charitable activity. It has provided similar assistance to the Moscow City Government. It has also provided more than 400 consultations to NGOs.
Interlegal's research projects have included:
- Government Policy Toward the Voluntary Sector in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (1992-1994)
- Business and Charity (1994-1995)
- Interaction Between State Structures and NGOs on the Local Level: Legal Models (1996-1997)
It also compiles databases on NGO activity in regions where it has offices: St. Petersburg, Nizhnii Novgorod, Irkutsk, Odessa, and Almaty.
Last updated: February 1999
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).