The authors of the bill are Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin, leaders of all four Duma factions, as well as First Vice Speaker from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Ivan Melnikov, First Vice Speaker from United Russia Alexander Zhukov and First Deputy Head of the United Russia Faction »Andrei Isaev.
The document provides for a penalty of imprisonment for up to four years (or forced labor for this term) or a fine of up to 600 thousand rubles.
Russians who contribute to the introduction of restrictive measures are supposed to be imprisoned for up to three years and fined up to 500 thousand rubles.
The State Duma plans to consider the document in the first reading of May 17, in the second - May 22, in the third - 24, the Council of the Federation - 30. In the lower house, it was noted that citizens would be subject to the law, and for legal entities they would introduce a separate draft law on administrative responsibility.