In the state Duma propose to extend the “law of Dima Yakovlev” for interfering in elections in Russia
Moscow. May 10. INTERFAX.RU. Representatives of all four Duma factions Thursday to submit to the Duma amendments to the “law of Dima Yakovlev”, offering to extend it to those who interfere in Russian elections, said the first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev.
“Today, Viktor Pinsky, along with a group of colleagues representing the four factions that would amend the law 2012 on the application of sanctions against those who violate rights of Russian citizens, the law of Dima Yakovlev. There is a list of those against whom these sanctions may be applied. This list will be supplemented at the suggestion of colleagues the point that they can be classified as those who interfere with elections in the Russian Federation”, — Isayev said to journalists on Thursday.
The MP added that the draft law will apply to “foreign entities interfering in the elections of the Russian Federation”. “For Russian citizens who illegally behave in the elections, there is a separate legislation,” he explained.
“Do you understand what the situation is when some obscure company, it is unclear how either related to Russia or not related (it is never proved) allegedly interfered in elections in the United States against Russia as a state apply the sanctions, and when there is the obvious fact of interference by foreign organizations, people, even institutions of the state in elections in Russia, that is coaching very specific candidates, providing information assistance and other more rigid forms of interference, then it somehow should be seen as a matter of course? This is wrong,” — said Isayev.