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Andrey Klimov, head of the Federation Council Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty, said that Russians who had gone abroad, from his point of view, could be declared “foreign agents.”

According to publications Then24 and RIA NewsKlimov spoke about people who left the Russian Federation after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and after the announcement of mobilization.

If you carefully read the law on the control of persons under foreign influence, a person who went abroad, did he not become under foreign influence? It turned out. What if he wrote it himself? statement that he condemns everyone here or something like that, it means that he committed a political act, that is, he was under foreign influence and committed a political act. Can he be a person involved in this law? Easy.

In the Kremlin declaredthat they have no position on this issue and that Klimov probably expressed his personal opinion.

In 2022, the Russian authorities changed the law on “foreign agents” in such a way that in order to assign such a status, it is no longer necessary to claim that a person has foreign funding – it is enough to say that he is under “foreign influence”.

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