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The State Duma introduced fines for failure to indicate the status of “foreign agents”

Also, non-profit organizations-foreign agents will face fines if their materials do not contain a label that they have been issued. "foreign agent"

The State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a bill on fines for disseminating information about "foreign agents" and their materials without indicating the status.

Amendments are made to the Code of Administrative Offenses.

For distribution in the media, as well as in media materials distributed on the Internet, information about the so-called "foreign agents" (individuals, NGOs and public associations) and the materials they produce without appropriate labeling, fines are provided from 2 to 2.5 thousand rubles for citizens, from 4 to 5 thousand rubles for officials and from 40 to 50 thousand rubles for legal entities.

Before the second reading, the bill was clarified that it refers specifically to the media, and not to bloggers and ordinary Internet users..

Also, fines will threaten non-profit foreign agents if their materials do not contain a label that they have been issued. "foreign agent".The State Duma introduced fines for failure to indicate the status of'foreign agents' For officials, the fine will be 100-300 thousand rubles, for legal entities – from 300 to 500 thousand rubles.

In addition, as noted by RBC, the bill provides for an increase in fines to 5 million rubles for legal entities for the activities of an NCO-foreign agent without registration..

The changes should take effect at the beginning of March this year.The State Duma introduced fines for failure to indicate the status of'foreign agents' The authors of the initiative were members of the Duma commission to investigate outside interference in Russian affairs, as well as senators Andrei Klimov and Oleg Melnichenko.

International human rights groups and Western politicians have repeatedly criticized Russian legislation on non-profit organizations and the media – "foreign agents", pointing out the implications for the development of civil society.

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