Last night, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed four laws that are somehow aimed at ensuring the security of Russians, the Russian Armed Forces, and the entire state.
The law on sanctions for all foreigners who violate rights of Russians.
Putin signed a law on the possibility of applying sanctions against citizens of any foreign states, not just the United States, and stateless persons who violated the rights of Russians or committed crimes against them. The document is published on the official portal of legal information. It expands the scope of the law “On measures of influence on persons involved in violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms, rights and freedoms of citizens of the Russian Federation”, adopted in 300, which provides for restrictive measures only in relation to US citizens .
The current legislation provides for the application of such measures as a ban on entry into Russia, seizure of financial and other assets, a ban on any transactions with property and investments, on the disposal of property, suspension of the activities of legal entities controlled by citizens from the black list, as well as suspension of their powers in boards of directors and other management bodies of organizations registered in the Russian Federation. We are talking about those Americans who are included in the list of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The law extends the measures in force in the legislation to foreign citizens and stateless persons included in the relevant lists by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Restrictive measures can also be applied to foreigners for the use of state and official powers to exempt persons who have committed crimes against Russian citizens from liability for involvement in their abduction or illegal imprisonment and for issuing unreasonable and unfair sentences against them and unreasonable legal prosecution .
Law on criminal liability for calls for sanctions against Russia.
The Criminal Code of Russia is supplemented by a new article — «Calls for the introduction of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation or Russian legal entities.» It applies to calls for the use by a foreign state, state association, state or interstate institution of «restrictive measures» in the form of «introduction or extension of political or economic sanctions» against the Russian Federation, its citizens or legal entities.
Such actions will be punishable by a fine in the amount of up to 500 thousand rubles or in the amount of the wage or other income of the convicted person for a period of up to three years, or by restriction of liberty, forced labor for up to three years, arrest for a term of up to six months, or imprisonment for a term of up to three years with a possible fine of up to 200 thousand rubles or in the amount of the wages of the convicted person for a period of up to one year .
This article will apply to citizens of the Russian Federation who have previously been brought to administrative responsibility for similar offenses during the year.
Law on criminal liability for fakes about the actions of the Russian Armed Forces.
Vladimir Putin signed a law introducing criminal liability for the dissemination of false information regarding the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The initiative was considered and approved by the State Duma and the Federation Council on Friday. The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is supplemented by Article 207.3 — «Public dissemination of knowingly false information about the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.» It provides for imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of up to 1.5 million rubles.
At the same time, such a violation of the law, committed with the use of official position, out of mercenary motives, based on political, ideological, racial, national or religious hatred or enmity, is punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years or a fine of up to 5 million rubles. If the fake information caused serious consequences, the term of imprisonment will be from 10 to years.
As Speaker of the House Vyacheslav Volodin noted during a meeting of the State Duma, the adopted laws are needed to provide objective information in order to “ protect citizens and the country from lies that are poured primarily through those information resources, the impact on which turns out to be from abroad«.
Law on Administrative Liability for Discrediting the Use of the Russian Armed Forces.
The head of state signed a law introducing administrative liability for discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The initiative was considered and approved by the State Duma and the Federation Council on Friday.
The law introduces liability for public calls to prevent the use of the RF Armed Forces. If these actions do not contain a criminally punishable act, then the fine for citizens will be from thousand rubles to 50 thousand rubles, for officials — from 10 thousand rubles to 200 thousand rubles rubles, for legal entities — from 300 thousand rubles to 500 thousand rubles.
If actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are accompanied by calls for illegal actions and pose a threat of harm to the life and (or) health of citizens and public safety, then a fine is provided for citizens from 50 thousand rubles up to 10 thousand rubles, for officials — from 200 thousand rubles up to 300 thousand rubles, for legal entities — from 500 thousand rubles to 1 million rubles.
For calls for the introduction or extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation, Russian individuals or legal entities, fines will amount to 50 thousand rubles for citizens, up to 200 thousand rubles for officials and up to half a million rubles for legal entities.
If the offense is committed again within a year, then criminal liability will already be threatened for this. The necessary changes to the RF Criminal Code were also reviewed and approved on Friday.