All Posts Tagged With: "draft legislation"

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Russia Moves to Prosecute WWII Deniers at Home and Abroad

Most Russians believe that denying the Soviet victory in World War II is a crime, as the Russian government prepares to introduce legislation to aggressively prosecute those who would downplay the Soviet triumph over Germany.

May 10, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Deputies Try to Ban LOLspeak

Russian lawmakers are working on new measures to combat the spread of internet-slang into daily life.

May 2, 2009 | Continued
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Russia is Being Returned to Totalitarianism – Rights Activists

In a public appeal, a group of Russian human rights activists decries new legislation which would expand the definition of treason and espionage in Russia. The bill “returns the Russian justice system to the norms of the 1920-1950s,” they argue. Translation by

Dec 19, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Lawmakers Want Broader Powers for FSB

A group of Russian lawmakers are jumping at anti-corruption measures proposed by President Dmitri Medvedev to hand greater authority to the country’s security agencies, particularly the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Oct 8, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Draft Law Would Allow Cellular Eavesdropping

A new law introduced into the Russian Parliament would allow the country’s security services to monitor mobile phones.

May 21, 2008 | Continued
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Lawmakers in Russia Recommend Internet Regulation

Russia’s Public Chamber, which oversees draft legislation and advises the Parliament, has upheld recent legislation that would regulate information on the internet.

Apr 18, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Prosecutors Present Draft Law to Regulate Internet

The office of Russia’s Prosecutor General has presented the Parliament with draft amendments for regulating the mass-media, including stricter government control of the internet. A new law on internet extremism is also circulating in Russia’s lower house.

Apr 12, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Moves to Limit Foreign Investment in Media, Internet

In what critics see as just one step toward control of the internet, a Russian draft law puts limits on foreign ownership of Russia’s media and internet providers.

Mar 6, 2008 | Continued