The building of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation
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MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has expanded the powers of the Ministry of justice with responsibility for the Department functions to maintain a register of foreign mass media acting as foreign agent. The corresponding decree published Monday on the official portal of legal information.
Under amendments to the Statute on the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation, approved by presidential decree of 13 October 2004, the Agency “maintains a register of foreign mass media acting as foreign agent, including taking decisions about the inclusion or exclusion of foreign media”.
In addition, the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation establishes the order apply to the media registered as a foreign agent of the provisions of the Federal law “On noncommercial organizations”.
A decree signed on 2 December 2017, shall enter into force from the day of its signing.
Media-registered as a foreign agent
November 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed amendments, introducing, in particular, in the Russian legislation on mass media acting as foreign agents.