Vyacheslav Volodin

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MOSCOW, may 24. /TASS/. The draft law on the regulation of services of exchange of electronic messages (messengers) is aimed at protecting the security of the Russian Federation, said Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

Thus he answered the question of the Deputy from LDPR Yaroslav Nilov about whether he entered the state Duma, having taken an appeal to the OSCE PA about the ban in Ukraine, the Russian social networking the same day in the lower house introduced a bill on the regulation of messengers in Russia.

“It’s good that you raised the topic in relation to the law on messengers. It is what it is – not the dissonance, but just that we should have the same standards, we are ready, – said the speaker. But the fact is that when Ukraine closed social network, and the response of the US state Department that it (done approx. TASS) for their security in this situation, we should behave symmetrically” .

“We also need to consider from the standpoint of the security of our country, because if we took and saw a threat in the “Classmates”, that, as you know, there is no policy, and we have the social networks that are aggressive, unfriendly forming position. Moreover, we heard the report of the Chairman of the Committee on information policy, we have seen how behaved including foreign media hostile to parliamentary parties to promote those parties that are closer to them and which they supported in the framework of their interests,” he said.

“Let’s assume that we have at the head of any solution is the interest of a safe state,” he said.

Bill messenger

Earlier in the Duma was introduced a package of bills on regulation of activities of services of electronic communication (instant messengers). The document envisages possibility of blocking the messenger by the decision of the specialized agencies adopted on the basis of the verdict. Services will be required to ensure the transmission of electronic messages only to those Internet users, which are identified in the order established by the government of the Russian Federation, noted in the explanatory Memorandum.

In addition, the project proposes “to identify users using the subscriber number on the basis of the agreement of identification signed by the organizer of instant messaging with the operator”, the developers point.

Along with the responsibilities of identification for messengers will impose “obligations to ensure the technical capabilities of the waiver users from receiving electronic communications from other users the capability of sending e-mails on the initiative of public authorities, as well as limiting the distribution and transmission of messages containing information disseminated in violation of the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation”.

A companion bill introduced fines for owners of messengers for failure to perform their duties. In particular, the failure by the organizer of information dissemination on the Internet of statutory duties will be punished by a fine for citizens in the amount from 3 thousand to 5 thousand rubles, for officials – from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, for legal entities – from 800 thousand to 1 million rubles.