MOSCOW, February 3. The head of the Duma Committee on public associations and religious organizations Yaroslav Nilov (LDPR) has criticized the idea of assigning the status of “foreign agent” of individual politicians and the introduction of criminal responsibility for the financing from abroad of political party members.
“I believe that without a clear mechanism for the implementation of this idea not very promising,” – said Nilov TASS, commenting on the publication in the newspaper “Izvestia”.
As reported in Wednesday’s edition, the state Duma Deputy Yevgeny Fyodorov in the spring session will contribute to the consideration of the house amendments to the criminal code (CC) of the Russian Federation providing for the imposition of liability for members of registered parties for receiving payments from foreign individuals and legal entities, diplomatic missions and authorities of other States for carrying out political activities in Russia. As the MP noted, all of today’s legislative action withdrawing from the elections and administrative responsibility is clearly insufficient to effectively combat foreign influence on the political situation in the country. New article of the criminal code would provide for penalties of up to imprisonment for the term from 3 to 6 years.
According to Nilova, don’t know the mechanism that provides Fedorov. “For the financing of election campaigns from abroad individual candidates responsibility exists. Adequate she. If means criminal liability for engaging in political activities, there is a lot of questions for practice”, – said the head of the Committee.
In addition, he pointed out that in the case of the introduction of such norms, it will be easy to circumvent. “Even assuming that such a law will act, you will find other forms, for example, fees for lecturing,” said Nilov.