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Feb 17, 2021
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State Duma increased fines to 500 thousand rubles for illegal campaigning in elections

Plenary session of the State Duma, February 17, 2021
State Duma of the Russian Federation

The State Duma on Wednesday adopted in the third final reading a bill on increasing administrative responsibility for conducting election campaigning outside the campaign period and in places where it is prohibited by electoral legislation.

Now fines for campaigning outside the campaign period or in places where it is prohibited by law are from 1 thousand to 1.5 thousand rubles for citizens, from 2 thousand to 5 thousand rubles for officials, from 20 thousand to 100 thousand rubles for legal entities. Now they will be increased to the level from 5 thousand to 20 thousand for citizens, from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles for officials, from 100 thousand to 500 thousand rubles for legal entities, TASS reports.

According to the adopted law, fines for citizens for placing printed campaign materials in places where it is prohibited by federal law, or in premises, buildings and other objects without the permission of the owners or owners of these objects, will also increase. They will range from 5 thousand to 20 thousand for citizens (now from 500 rubles to 1 thousand), from 30 thousand to 50 thousand for officials (now from 1.5 thousand to 2 thousand) and from 100 thousand to 500 thousand for legal entities (now from 20 thousand to 30 thousand).

In addition, the maximum fines for making or distributing campaign materials in violation of the requirements established by law increase for citizens from 1.5 thousand to 20 thousand rubles, for officials – from 3 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, for legal entities – from 100 thousand to 500 thousand rubles.

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