The D.C.-based nonprofit foundation is the first to be officially designated as an "undesirable organization" by Russian law enforcement.
The law is to be passed 'in the very near future' according to a defence official.
The 27th February will now officially be known as 'Special Forces Day'.
Russian MPs call for Germany to "remember history" when imposing EU sanctions.
The move is a response to Western uses of the term when discussing Crimea.