The initiative to ban the mention in the media of the artists who left Russia after the start of the special operation was made by the senator from the Crimea, Sergei Tsekov. Klishas replied that there would be no such laws in Russia
Russia will not impose a ban on mentioning people who left the country in recent months in the media. Andrey Klishas, head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, stated this on his Telegram channel.
“There will be no laws prohibiting mentioning in the media the names of people who left the country in recent months in Russia” ,— he wrote.
Earlier, on May 10, the Senator from the Crimea, Sergei Tsekov, took the initiative to adopt a law in Russia that prohibited mentioning in the media and on Internet resources of the names of artists who left the country after the start of the special operation. “I am thinking about the possibility of developing such a law, it is necessary. It's time to make a decision — these are anti-Russian people, their names must be forgotten forever, — he declared.
Since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, many cultural figures have left Russia. TV presenters Ivan Urgant, Ksenia Sobchak, Regina Todorenko, Maxim Galkin, singers Face (real name Ivan Dremin, included in the list of foreign media agents) and Monetochka (Elizaveta Gyrdimova), actresses Chulpan Khamatova and Ingeborga Dapkunaite publicly announced their departure. Also, many journalists and IT specialists left Russia.
The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said earlier that he does not consider those who left after the start of the special operation to be enemies of Russia. “There are those who are afraid and who do not understand. And they are not enemies of the state. I'm convinced, — said the Kremlin spokesman.
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, did not support his point of view. “It turns out that in order to become a patriot of your country, you need to criticize the actions of Russia, go abroad, and loudly and pathetically, creating a hype around the person, and then, when the political degree of confrontation falls, come back,” — Kadyrov said.
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Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma, also criticized cultural figures who “fled to other countries, to warmer climes”; wait it out, and even worse— broadcast from there with accusatory remarks. Volodin called the position of those who opposed the Russian special operation in Ukraine “betrayal”.
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