The Federation Council of the Russian Federation is preparing a law against the disruption of the political process in Russia, says RBC


Interim Commission of the Federation Council for the prevention of interference in the internal Affairs of Russia is preparing a bill that defines the notion of “interference in the sovereignty of the country”. This was stated by RBC co-author of the document Lyudmila Bokova.

According to her, “there are many instances of interference by foreign powers” in the internal Affairs of Russia, and, advancing legislative initiatives, the Commission understands the position of the “mirror effect measures aimed at preventing the interference”.

Interference in the internal Affairs of the country, the senators called “not based on international law and international treaties of the illegal attempts to influence the decisions of state bodies of the country,” said RBC participated in the work of the Commission, the President of Fund “Institute of regional projects and legislation” Boris Nadezhdin. He also said that the second sign of the intervention is the desire “to disturb the natural course of the political process” in the country.

Another expert who worked on the bill, said the Agency, under the interference in the internal Affairs of Russia understands not based on principles of international law, the activities of foreign States, legal entities and individuals and organizations that are trying to change the “foundations of constitutional order, territorial integrity of the composition and structure of the state and municipal authorities” in Russia.

Two of the interlocutors of RBC in the state Duma said they had not heard about the development of such a bill.

While close to the Commission source said that the document will be “a response to “Kremlin report”. Another source called the bill a “revenge for the report and the non-admission of the Russian team at the Olympics.”

Political consultant Dmitry Fetisov confirmed that the development of the document will be Russia’s response to “Kremlin report”, despite the fact that Russia’s political elites, the American list was perceived as “frankly comic”. According to him, the idea of the bill likely came from the Kremlin.

Temporary Commission on the protection of sovereignty were created in the Federation Council in mid-June of 2017. It is composed of 13 senators. The report, which will summarize its work, the Commission plans to release in February 2018.

29 January the US Treasury gave Congress a “Kremlin report” – a list of the 114 senior officials and 96 of oligarchs close to the “Russian regime”. Mentioned assistants and advisors to President Vladimir Putin, all government members, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the mayors of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as a number of oligarchs who occupy the first 96 locations in the list of Russian Forbes for 2017.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reported that in the second, classified part of the report referred to the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russia.

Putin said that Russia would not be prepared to respond to initiatives.