MOSCOW, June 5. /TASS/. Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has declared, that considers necessary to decide at the legislative level the problem of abuse in the media in the higher officials of Russia.
This problem was raised by the chamber’s meeting on Tuesday, the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, indicating, in particular, on the number of transfers of radio station “Echo of Moscow”. “We are not asking to impose restrictions, but insults to the highest officials is what does no man on earth on our own, even (known anti-Russian position of United States Senator John – approx. TASS) McCain stands less sharply”, he said. “We should check the station, why it takes this position for many years. Therefore, the right to demand to remove offensive and defamatory nature of the individual performances of most journalists “Echo of Moscow”, – said the politician.
“What are the rights of Vladimir Zhirinovsky is that these issues require legislative regulation,” – said Volodin. In this regard, he instructed the state Duma Committee on international Affairs to analyze the legislation of the Council of Europe in the area affected by Zhirinovsky. “It would be good to see how these issues are addressed at the legislative level in the framework of the European States, perhaps we’ll find the answers to these questions,” he said. The speaker said that earlier he drew attention to the fact that, for example, in Germany “it’s quite clearly legally solved”.
“If you don’t mind, maybe we are a week later listened to the Chairman of the Committee (Leonid Slutsky – approx. The TASS) on this issue, in order to understand how these issues are addressed in European countries”, – said the speaker of the deputies. “Perhaps it would be both interesting and, on the other hand, can be considered the model legislation for our country,” he concluded.