More than 300 people have been included in the register of foreign agents in the last two years. Such figures were announced by Deputy Head of the Ministry of Justice of Russia Oleg Sviridenko at the Derzhavin Readings conference. TASS.
“During the year, 168 citizens were added to the registry, compared to 134 the previous year,” the document says.
According to Sviridenko, the number of legal entities included in the list in 2023 decreased slightly, but on the contrary, the number of individuals increased. There was also an increase in the number of non-official organizations added to the list.
According to the Ministry of Justice, this year the share of journalists among those included in the register of foreign agents fell from 35 percent to 19 percent, the share of politicians and political scientists increased from 8 percent to 12 percent, and the percentage of members of parliament from 12 percent to 19 percent. It increased to 12. From 1 to 5.3, bloggers – from 2 to 4%.
Before that the Ministry of Justice announced Fines for distribution of materials from foreign agencies. Sviridenko said that a fine of 300-500 thousand rubles will be imposed on people who distribute the materials of foreign agents without marking.
Formerly in the State Duma offered Tighten laws regarding foreign agents.
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