In the state Duma called criteria for the recognition of the media registered as a foreign agent


MOSCOW, November 14. /TASS/. Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy said that foreign agents will be recognized by foreign media funded by foreign governments or citizens.

“The amendments we are talking about the fact that the competent Executive authority of gets the opportunity to classify foreign agents, the media, which exist in Russia, with the formation of a legal entity or without funded by foreign governments or nationals,” said the MP reporters.

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on Informatica Leonid Levin, in turn, confirmed that the amendment planned to make the November 15 second reading of the draft law on extrajudicial blocking of websites prohibited in Russia organizations. “The law adopted in the first reading. It’s what the working group decided to amend”, – he explained.

“Due to the fact that the deadline for amendments to the bill were completed, I asked the Duma Council to extend the amendment today to 15 hours a day in order to collect procedural amendments to be completed today at 16:00 to hold the Committee to introduce the bill, all its details, to discuss with colleagues,” said Levin.

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