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President of Russia

Introducing administrative liability for public actions aimed at discrediting Russia's Armed Forces

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to the Code of on Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation.

March 4, 2022
21:50

In particular, the Federal Law introduces administrative liability for public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Russian Federation Armed Forces for the purposes of defending the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, maintaining international peace and security, including for public appeals to prevent the use of the Russian Federation Armed Forces for the above purposes, unless such actions constitute a criminal offence.

Under the Federal Law, administrative liability also applies to appeals to a foreign state, government association or union, or to a government (intergovernmental) institution of a foreign state, government association or union, to impose restrictive measures that introduce or extend political or economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation or Russian legal entities, made by a Russian Federation citizen or a Russian legal entity, unless such actions constitute a criminal offence.



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