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Communist Party deputies respond to Russia’s proposed ban on insulting the government by proposing a ban on insulting voters

Источник: Interfax

As a bill that would fine Russian citizens for insulting state symbols, agencies, and officials continues to make its way through Russia’s State Duma, a faction of the country’s Communist Party has responded by proposing fines for government officials who insult their voters.

Deputy Sergei Kazanov, one of the project’s co-authors, said fines of 10,000 – 30,000 rubles (about $150 – $450) would make for an appropriate punishment in such cases. He added that repeated offenses or particularly rude comments could merit a three-year ban on participating in government service.

At the time of Kazanov’s announcement, his proposed bill was not yet listed on the website of Russia’s State Duma.