The Federation Council discusses resolution to block foreign media available in Russia for violation of the Russian legislation.
It is reported TASS with reference to head of temporary Commission of the Federation Council for the protection of state sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Klimov.
«It is necessary to provide a legal framework which will allow you to adjust the Russian-language media, having an audience in Russia, even if they are registered abroad. To oblige the media to disclose their sources of funding at the request of the Ministry of justice and to report on its activities in accordance with the law on foreign agents… failure to comply With legislation to authorize the Roskomnadzor to block such media in Russia,» said Klimov.
Judging by the performance of Klimov, he was not expressing his personal opinion, and quoted the recommendations, which were discussed on June 27 on the closed part of session of the Commission.
Interim Commission of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation on the protection of state sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation was formed on 14 June 2017, in accordance with the decree of the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. The task of this Commission is to study the activities of foreign States in Russia and the development of new laws to fight against their «hostile activity» and «fomenting of dissent» through the media and non-profit organizations, said «jellyfish».
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