The Ministry of Justice clarifies that for punishment, the map must initially be created with the intention of distorting the state borders of Russia. This is reported by RBC with reference to a source. It should be noted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Finance, the FSB and Rosreestr have already given positive conclusions to this amendment.
Recall that the bill to which the reform is proposed was approved at first reading on December 20, 2022. Its authors, headed by Vasily Piskarev, Chairman of the State Duma Security Committee, propose to supplement the concept of “extremist materials ” in the law “On the fight against extremist activity”. In his opinion, “cartographic and other images and products that call into question the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation” should be considered as such. This bill was supported by the government.
According to the developers of the bill, with the help of maps on which Crimea is designated as Ukrainian and the Kuril Islands as Japanese, a hybrid war is also being waged against Russia.
In parallel, another bill was introduced. He proposes to introduce fines for the distribution of “wrong” cards in the amount of up to 1 million rubles.