President Vladimir Putin made clear that he did not want American money to enter his nation and spend money to alter life and politics in Mother Russia. He threw out the US Agency for International Development which has funded organizations that supervise free elections, assist early childhood programs and other such “secret” operations. Vladimir charged American money was simply a secret program to undermine his government.
It now turns out that United Russia, the party which supports President Putin has members who received grants from USAID. They were part of economic or political development programs receiving funding from the American program.
The bottom line is Putin does not want any organization to monitor the manner in which he manipulates election victories.