MPs adopt ban on online information disclosure for military personnel in second reading
MOSCOW, February 12 (RAPSI) – The State Duma MPs passed a bill banning military personnel from disclosing information on themselves and other servicemen in media and on the Internet in the second reading on Tuesday, according to a statement published on the website of the lower house of parliament.
The bill submitted by the government in September prohibits servicemen from disclosing information that could reveal their affiliation within military as well as their military service and service of other military personnel. The same restrictions also apply to information on activities of military units and organizations where they serve and their locations with the exceptions of cases stipulated in Russian legislation.
Violation of these rules may result in disciplinary punishment or early termination of service in case if a person serves under contract.
Provisions of the bill don’t apply to retired military servicemen.