Peskov commented on the situation with the magazine The New Times

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photobanks Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. Archival photoPeskov commented on the situation with the magazine The New Times© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Fine magazine The New Times of 22 million roubles determined in strict accordance with the law; if this media will cease to exist, you will only regret it, but the law is the law, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

Earlier, the court in Moscow fined on 22 million rbl magazine The New Times and its editor-in-chief Yevgeniya Albats for the fact that the editors untimely reported Roskomnadzor about receiving money from foreign agents. The defense intends to appeal this decision.

«If there is no log, then of course it’s more bad than good. Here is deplorable. But on the other hand, is the law. Judging from what we know, the journal received money from a registered as foreign agents and did not declare this situation in accordance with our legislation. Therefore, a penalty of the amount that the publication has received, it is the decision that was taken by Roskomnadzor. Here in this case all in strict conformity with the legislation», — said Peskov.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the end of November last year signed a law on the status of a foreign agent to the media. According to the text of the law, registered as a foreign agent can be recognized by the media receiving financial support from foreign States or organizations. Later, the Ministry of justice has included in the list of registered as a foreign agent operating in Russia, nine media, including «Voice of America» and «Radio Liberty». Amendments to the status of the media-foreign agents have become a forced response to the oppression of the Russian media in USA and, in particular, on the recognition of RT America as a foreign agent.