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Russia introduces ban on financial support to political parties

November 11, 2014, 12:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, November 11. /TASS/. Russia’s State Duma (lower house) on Tuesday approved an amendment to the president’s draft law on responsibility for illegal financial support to political parties.

The amendment bans accepting contributions for political parties from NGOs registered as foreign agents.

The parties are banned from concluding deals with foreign citizens, international organizations and public movements, and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) registered as foreign agents. Penalties of up to $22,000 will be set up for violations in financial support to parties during elections.

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