Russia includes 8 in list of foreign agents

MOSCOW (Agencies): The Ministry of Justice of Russia has included eight people in the register of media performing the functions of a foreign agent, the agency’s website says.

The list was updated today. It made a Roman Badanina, Maxim Glikina, Peter Manyahina Julia Yarosh, Mary Zheleznova, Julius Lukyanov, Elizaveta Maetnuyu.

Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office recognized the work in Russia of the American non-governmental organization “Pro-ject Media” as undesirable. It was founded by Badanin, former editor of RBC and Dozhd, ex-deputy editor-in-chief of Gazeta.ru.

According to the department, the activities of this structure threaten “the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation.” The information was transferred to the Ministry of Justice, which will then have to add the NGO to the appropriate list.

According to the law “On Mass Media”, materials from foreign publications-foreign agents must be distributed on the territory of Russia with appropriate marking. This norm is intended to inform the Russian reader that they are pursuing the interests of other states.

Non-profit organizations (NPOs) and individuals can also be foreign agents.

For violation of labeling requirements, fines are provided in the amount of two to two and a half thousand rubles for individuals and from four to five thousand rubles for officials. Legal entities will have to pay from 40 to 50 thousand rubles.

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