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State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added. “All the means to block [social media] groups, which contain calls for violence in schools are in the possession of [Russian internet watchdog] ...

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Duma accuses foreign agents of meddling in Russia’s affairs ahead of election

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:03 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:07 Media outlets financed from abroad, continue their attempts to promote their own agenda in Russia ahead of the presidential election there in March, Peter Tolstoy, the State Duma deputy speaker, said. “You are all aware of the ongoing attempts, especially in the run-up to March 2018, to impose ...

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State Duma approves life sentences for terrorist recruiters

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 09:18 Russia’s Lower House has passed a bill introducing life sentences for terrorist recruiters and lengthy prison terms for criminals convicted of sponsoring terrorist groups or of propagating terrorism. The new law will change the maximum sentence for coercing someone into terrorist activities, or for providing training for would-be terrorists, from ten years in prison ...

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Duma gives first nod to bill doubling prison terms for terrorism-related phone hoaxes

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 13:57 The Russian Lower House has passed in the first reading a bill which would impose a penalty of 5 to 10 years behind bars for fake terrorist threat phone calls. The bill was drafted by Lower House speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, along with MPs Pavel Krasheninnikov and Vasily Piskaryov, who chair the committees for legislative ...

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Duma rejects proposal to allow party membership from 16 years of age

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 11:03 The Russian lower house has rejected a bill to allow teenagers as young as 16 to join political parties, which was drafted by the nationalist-populist opposition party LDPR in a bid to attract young people to politics. Read more The bill was drafted last January by two members of the Liberal Democratic Party of ...

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Duma committee backs bill to block ‘undesirable’ foreigners from entering Russia

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 11:29 The Russian lower house Committee for Legislative Work has approved a bill that would allow parliament to ban foreigners from entering the country if they are deemed a threat to Russia’s security or its values. Read more The bill allows either chamber of the Russian parliament to issue entry bans for foreign citizens who ...

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Duma mulls legislative ban on placing ads with Google

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 09:32 A senior lawmaker has said that Russia could ban its businesses from advertising through Google’s marketing systems in response to plans by the internet giant to de-rank Russian mass media in its search results. Read more “We would like to meet and discuss all possible steps to protect Russian citizens from dangerous web content. ...

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Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 14:24 The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets. Once signed into law, the bill will change the current situation in which airline companies can one-sidedly sever contracts ...

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Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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