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Pavel Chikov, a member of the presidential human rights council, speaks to the media in Moscow, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Russian officials have searched as many as 2,000 non-governmental groups in the past month, according to Chikov, whose human rights law group is also being searched. The searches began after President Vladimir Putin gave a speech to the FSB, the KGB's successor agency, in February, urging them to focus on groups receiving foreign funding. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)