Lawmaker proposes denying foreigners entry into Russia over Internet posts - report
MOSCOW, April 2 (RAPSI) – Alexei Zhuravlyov, chairman of the right-wing political party Rodina (Motherland), proposed a bill denying foreigners entry into Russia based on their social media activity, Izvestia newspaper reported on Thursday.
Under the bill, communications regulator Roskomnadzor would be authorized to deny entry to foreigners who publish information on the Internet insulting Russian nationals, attacking their honor and dignity, or statements which may cause damage to Russian interests.
There are 11 ministries and federal agencies that are authorized to deny foreigners entry into the country so far: the Interior Ministry, the Federal security Service (FSB), the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Defense Ministry, the Financial Monitoring Service, the Justice Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Federal Drug Control Service, the Federal Migration Service, the food safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor and the Federal Medical-Biological Agency.
The bill proposes amending the federal law on the procedure for exit-entry into Russia and the government resolution on the procedure for taking decisions to deny entry to foreigners or stateless persons to Russia.