USAID was asked to leave Russia, for interfering in domestic affairs, primarily by means of the electoral process, and allegedly effected through Golos.
What is Golos?
Golos is an election watch dog group, which
became widely known for an online interactive project called Karta Narusheny — literally, A Map of Election Fraud. The map provided both up-to-date information on any new reported violations as well as statistics.
Have a look at the Karta Narusheny, which is a map of citizen reported electoral fraud.
First, I would suggesting reading the excellent article Moscow does not believe in USAID. I was duly impressed by the journalist’s writing style as well as her analysis of the situation. It is detailed, slightly ironic, wry. The entire publication, TechPresident (mostly or all English language) is high quality, from what I can tell. It is partly sponsored by Omidyar, more familiar to me as GigaOm and a (now preferable to) TechCrunch alternative.
This was yet another find from my Twitter friend, the @ManchurianDevil. He’s a dear.