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National Interests: Priorities and Security

On negative aspects of environmental and other non-profit organizations activities under conditions of global challenges and threats

Vol. 17, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2021

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Received: 19 July 2021

Received in revised form: 5 August 2021

Accepted: 20 August 2021

Available online: 15 November 2021


JEL Classification: F52

Pages: 21522174


Evgenii V. ZOLOTAREV Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation


Sergei N. SILVESTROV Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Vladimir G. STAROVOITOV Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Yurii A. KRUPNOV Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Ilya V. SERGEEV Center for Prospective Analysis and Legal Research, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Subject. This article considers the activities of international environmental and other non-profit organizations, in the context of continuing economic integration of countries. Their humanitarian reputation, potential, and pervasiveness are increasingly being used by the West in unfair competition in the markets for natural resource extraction and territory development.
Objectives. The aim is to identify and assess possible threats to the economic security of the State, associated with the activities of environmental and other non-profit organizations in its territory.
Methods. The study employs the dialectical method, systems approach, and tabular interpretation of empirical and factual information. In view of little knowledge of the problem in economic science, for our empirical reasoning and hypotheses, we perform the analysis of resonant examples of the influence of international organizations on economic processes in the State.
Results. We examined negative aspects of activities of environmental organizations, potentially posing a threat to the economic security of the State. We analyzed examples that confirm the illegal actions of such movements, predicted their possible consequences, assessed resonant situations associated with the functioning of Greenpeace, WWF, and attempts to establish external control over political, social, and economic projects of the State.
Conclusions. International non-profit organizations have a direct impact on government processes in the Russian Federation. It is important to establish and develop national environmental structures, implement awareness-raising activities, and support domestic science.

Keywords: threat, globalization, national security, environmental protection, Greenpeace, WWF


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