The total amount of fines against Radio Liberty for the lack of labeling of the media – foreign agent exceeded 71 million rubles. This was announced on Wednesday by the press service of Roskomnadzor via TASS.
“390 protocols have been drawn up on an administrative offense for failure to comply with the requirements of the law on labeling information of a foreign media outlet – a foreign agent. The court considered 260 protocols and issued decisions on bringing to administrative responsibility with the imposition of a penalty in the form of a fine totaling 71.5 million rubles.” press service.
It is also reported that the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow ruled to dismiss the complaint of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty LLC and to uphold the decisions of the magistrate on the imposition of fines for 20 orders in the amount of 5.5 million rubles. RFE / RL and its general director are obliged to pay the imposed fines within 60 days,” the ministry said.
Earlier, in an interview with a TASS correspondent, a representative of Radio Liberty announced his intention to challenge the fines.
According to the law, materials from foreign media outlets performing the functions of a foreign agent must be distributed on the territory of Russia with the appropriate labeling. The norm is intended to inform the reader that the distributed materials pursue the interests of other states.