The head of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, Vasily Piskarev, said that deputies have prepared a bill that will allow structures with partial or full foreign state participation to be included in the list of undesirable organizations. Kommersant reports this.
According to Piskarev, legislators should ensure that organizations that “spoil our country” and “destroy” it are banned on the territory of the Russian Federation. In addition, the deputy is confident that the current rules cannot effectively regulate the activities of foreigners, as they were adopted about ten years ago.
Now only foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and structures can become “undesirable”.
Piskarev also assured that the security commission has at its disposal certain materials that prove that foreign NGOs are engaged in activities directed against Russia. At the same time, the head of the committee emphasized that the amendments will not apply to international structures in which the Russian Federation is a member.
Let us remind you that for interaction and cooperation with undesirable organizations there is administrative (Article 20.33 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) and criminal (Article 284.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) liability. The maximum criminal penalty is five years in prison.
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