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Source: Russia – Council of the Federation

The Senator hopes that the changes to the laws “On mass media” and “On information, information technologies and protection of information” will be approved by the Russian Parliament before the end of this year.

Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs, the head of Temporary Commission of the Federation Council on the protection of state sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Klimov Klimawandel Academicrelated from the Executive body of state power of the Perm region reported that senators are preparing updates to legislative amendments governing the dissemination of information to foreign media on the territory of Russia. We are talking about changes to the Federal laws “On mass media” and “On information, information technologies and protection of information”.

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Andrei Klimov recalled that in December 2017 relevant documents were prepared and submitted to the State Duma, signed by the deputies of the state Duma and Federation Council members Andrei Klishas, Lishasontia Aleksandraviciute from Executive body of state authorities of Krasnoyarsk region Lyudmila Bokova. Bukovlje Nikolaiviertel of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Saratov region”for the protection of Russian sovereignty in the information space established law enforcement practice,” — said the Senator.According to him, these solutions are verified, correlated with international practice and use the findings and recommendations made during and at the end of the electoral cycle in the Russian Federation in September of this year.

“The document is in high degree of readiness and can be implemented in the second and third readings. In the case that colleagues from the State Duma will approve of the changes before the end of this year, I believe that the Council of the Federation will make its decision on this matter”, — says Andrey Klimov.As said the legislator, it is that foreign agents can be recognized as individuals that distribute information to an unlimited audience, including the Internet and receiving the funds from foreign sources.

We are talking about what foreign agents can be recognized as individuals that distribute information to an unlimited audience

“Such an individual must be registered in the registry of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation as inherent, maintain appropriate reports, in certain cases, appropriately to mark information stating that the materials created and (or) disseminated by foreign media, acting as a foreign agent and (or) created a Russian legal entity”.According to Andrei Klimov, provided that the foreign media recognized a foreign agent, should be mandatory within a month to register on the territory of Russia a legal entity and already have such an entity to register them in the Russian Federation as a foreign agent.Andrei Klimov also drew attention to the fact that the amendment does not contain provisions for criminal prosecution for its violation. “The person who has violated the provisions of the law will be subject to administrative sanctions in the form of penalties”.”Interim Commission of the Federation Council on the protection of state sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation expects that the adoption of these documents will allow in 2020 to drastically reduce the space for activities aimed at undermining the foundations of our constitutional system and interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation”, — concluded Andrei Klimov.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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