The state Duma may consider the draft laws on the blocking of foreign media

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria meeting of the state Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe state Duma may consider the draft laws on the blocking of foreign media© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The state Duma will carefully consider the bills of the members of the Federation Council about the blockage of foreign media, if they are submitted to the lower house of the Russian Parliament, told reporters on Wednesday the head of the Duma Committee on information policy Leonid Levin.

Earlier Wednesday, the head of the Federation Council Commission for the protection of the sovereignty Andrei Klimov said that the Commission proposes to authorize Roskomnadzor to block the work of foreign media broadcasting to the territory of Russia, failure to comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

«The state Duma will carefully consider the bills of senators (about blocking foreign media) if they will be made,» said Levin told reporters.

The MP stressed that the main when considering such initiatives are the issues of the technical implementation of those requirements which are put forward by the senators as well as the possibility of enforcement.

Levin added that the issue of enforcement of foreign mass media that disseminate information in Russia, Russian legislation, was heard at the recently closed plenary session of the state Duma with the participation of the FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, held on June 23.

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