The Federation Council will discuss the need to prevent interference in the Affairs of Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe Federation Council will discuss the need to prevent interference in the Affairs of Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The Federation Council at a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the draft recommendations passed in the house hearings on the need to prevent interference in the Affairs of the Russian Federation, the MPs plan to approve the document.

According to senators, Western countries increasingly interfere in the Affairs of other States under the pretext of «exporting democracy» and «promote democratic values», provoking internal conflicts.

In addition, as suggested by senators, the West created and continues to improve legislative, financial and promotional infrastructure, «aims at the implementation attempts of direct pressure on the leadership of the Russian Federation, internal political destabilization, support for the opposition, the opposition to the foreign policy of Russia, including in the information field».

As noted in the Federation Council, the Russian media are subject to influence of the Western structures, the impact on the public consciousness is through social networks.

In this regard, the government of the Russian Federation recommended to carry out analysis of legislation and law enforcement practice in combating anti-Russian activities, and comparative analysis of legislation of foreign countries in the most vulnerable areas (elections, political parties, NGOs, business, media, social networks) on the adequacy and feasibility of amending the legislation of the Russian Federation in the area of strengthening of work on prevention of foreign interference in the Affairs of Russia.

Also the Cabinet is invited to consider the advisability of introducing the institution of checks of the legislative acts on ensuring the principle of non-interference in the internal Affairs of Russia — «sovereign review».

The Russian foreign Ministry in cooperation with specialized agencies and the media engaged in international broadcasting, it is recommended to strengthen the consistent upholding of the principle of non-interference in the internal Affairs of sovereign States at all international levels, to consolidate and develop this principle in the resolutions of international organizations, primarily in the integration structures with Russian participation.

The senators also propose to consider the question of whether the development and adoption of international legal instruments codifying and enshrining the principle of noninterference, given the current trends in international relations, «hybrid» war, soft power, the «extraterritoriality» of national legislation.

The Ministry of justice, the Federal financial monitoring service, the FSB, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation in the document, it is recommended to study the possibility of amending the legislation of the Russian Federation in supplementing the list of foreign sources, funding of which is a condition for the recognition of foreign agent NGOs, citizens of the Russian Federation receiving funding and other property from foreign States, their state bodies, international and foreign organisations, foreign citizens, persons without citizenship or their authorized agents.

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