Tit-for-tat sanctions: Russia's Federation Council adopts law On Foreign Agents for media

Tit-for-tat sanctions: Russia's Federation Council adopts law On Foreign Agents for media

154 senators voted for the document, none opposed, one member abstained.

The Federation Council adopted the law, which allows the media registering in the status of a foreign agent. 154 senators voted for the document, none opposed, one member abstained. You can watch broadcast here.

During the discussion, head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrey Klishas ​​recalled that the law could not be applied against Russian media.

The law On the Status of Foreign Agent for Foreign Media was adopted by the State Duma in one day on November 15. The document allows the Russian Justice Ministry to recognize any foreign source of information as media, and then ‘grant’ it the status of a foreign agent, if this media receives money from abroad.

Russian law became a tit-for-tat sanction to the registration state-owned media RT and Sputnik as foreign agents in the US.

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