MOSCOW, January 19. /TASS/. The Russian government has approved regulations on state control over foreign agents, to be exercised by the Russian Justice Ministry in cooperation with other governmental agencies.
A governmental decree, uploaded to Russia’s official database of legislative information on Thursday, has 58 provisions divided into four sections: general rules, exercise of state control, measures of legal regulation based on the results of state control and the procedure of appealing relevant decisions.
The document outlines the following tasks of state control: prevention, detection and stopping of violations of the law on foreign agents.
Among other new features, the regulations now permit Russian Justice Ministry staffers to attend events organized by foreign agents as a control measure.
In accordance with the new provisions, scheduled inspections of foreign agents should be carried out not more frequently than once a year, and their schedule is to be ready by November 1. If any violations are detected, a foreign agent is notified about the need to rectify them, and a report on administrative offense is compiled if necessary.
Based on the inspection's findings, the Justice Ministry can request that the court terminate the operations of an organization or prohibit a legal entity from working in Russia.
The decree was issued in pursuance of the foreign agents law, adopted last July.