Russian State Duma accused Medusa, Air Force and Radio Liberty of drug trafficking
Deputies blame a number of media and nonprofit organizations for “sabotaging youth” work. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation began checking.
Deutsche Welle writes about it .
Thus, on February 13, the State Duma Commission on Foreign Intervention accused foreign NGOs of promoting drugs and promoting their legalization.
In particular, the commission’s head, Vasily Piskaryov, named the Open Society Fund, Open Russia, Man in Need, the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Atlantic Council, and the media – Honey , BBC, and Radio Liberty.
All these organizations, according to Piskaryov, are engaged in “involving young people in protest activities for decriminalization of consumption”, “recruitment”, “financing lobbyists of methadone therapy”, “discrediting the Russian authorities”. The Commission transmits all materials to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor.
In the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation declared that check materials.
The State Duma Commission recommended that MPs speed up work on a bill on criminal liability for “drug use using the Internet” and adopt a law imposing administrative and criminal responsibility for training in foreign non-governmental organizations recognized in Russia as undesirable.
Medusa recalls that in October 2019, the State Duma’s commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in the interior of Russia accused foreign media of violating electoral law. As an example, the head of the commission, Vasily Piskaryov, cited Radio Liberty, Real Time, Medusa, the BBC BBC Service, MBH Media, and Voice of America. Piskaryov did not specify the violations in question and did not provide evidence of his words.