Putin signed a decree on the list of media-registered as foreign agents
The roster of media-foreign agents assigned to the Ministry of justice of Russia, the corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is published on the official portal of legal information.
The Ministry of justice received the right to determine what media will be included in the registry, and apply to them the sanctions provided for non — profit organizations-foreign agents, which receive funding from abroad.
The presidential decree was signed on 2 December and comes into force from the date of signing.
Foreign media deemed the registered as foreign agents will be required to label their materials. The measure was adopted in response to the forced registration of the American branch of RT as a foreign agent in the United States. For refusal of registration stipulated penalties.
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