Russia was targeting some NGOs by charging them with theft of Microsoft licensed material.
"The security services in Russia in recent years have seized computers from dozens of outspoken advocacy groups and opposition newspapers, all but disabling them. Law-enforcement officials claim that they are investigating the theft of Microsoft’s intellectual property, but the searches typically happen when those groups are seeking to draw attention to a cause or an event. Allies of the government are rarely if ever investigated for having illegal software on their computers."
Microsoft quickly said something like. "For them, we just decided - just now - its free".