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Thursday, August 24, 2017

In the state Duma proposed to introduce an article for discrediting the Russian authorities

The Deputy of the state Duma from “Fair Russia” Oleg Mikheyev has declared its intention to submit to Parliament a bill which will provide for criminal liability for discredit of Russia and the authorities of the country.

The Deputy proposed to amend the criminal code article “Discrediting of the Russian Federation”. Under this wording Mikheev means “the dissemination of deliberately false, inaccurate or distorted information about political, economic, social, military or international situation of the Russian Federation” and the legal status of Russians discrediting the Russian Federation or of its authorities.

The author of the document proposed to punish for these acts the penalty to 500 thousand roubles or compulsory works for a period up to 160 hours, according to RIA Novosti.

For the same acts, committed publicly or with the media or the Internet proposed fine in the amount up to one million rubles or by compulsory works for a term up to 240 hours.

For spreading lies about Russia using official position is proposed to punish by a fine of up to two million rubles, with disqualification to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years, or by compulsory works for a term of up to 320 hours.

In the explanatory note to the bill States that it is aimed at strengthening Russian statehood. Mikheev believes that the peddlers of false information about Russia allegedly lead to the outflow of capital, personnel, and activation of asocial groups of citizens.

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