Russian Duma rules that foreign media can be recognized as foreign agents
The State Duma of Russia, in its third and final reading, adopted an amendment that will allow the Russian Ministry of Justice to recognize foreign media as foreign agents, Dozhd TV reported.
The vote was unanimous. A total of 414 deputies voted for the adoption of the law.
According to the document, “legal entities registered in a foreign state” and “foreign structures without the formation of a legal entity” can be declared as foreign agents. The Ministry of Justice will be empowered to do this.
The State Duma specified that this will not apply to Russian media, including those with a share of …read more