Which statements about the War in Ukraine are now criminal in Russia?

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The Politicus
Mar 04, 2022 04:29 PM 0 Answers
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I read that the Duma in Russia has passed a law that provides for penalties of up to 15 years in prison for making certain statements about the war, for example using terms such as “attack,” “invasion,” and “declaration of war” in reporting on the war.

I haven't found the exact wording of the passed law and do not know if it specifically forbids certain phrases or how actually it is determined if a statement is criminal under this law. I found a news article about the law on the Duma website, but only available in Russian. On this page there is are some links that are supposed to be the law texts but I cannot load them (timing out). A screenshot of the texts is available.

My guess is that speaking more or less faithfully about the war in Ukraine, the full-scale invasion initiated by an unprovoked attack last week is illegal now in Russia while what is allowed legally might not much have resemblance with what really happens.

What exactly does this new law forbid? How is it determined if a statement is illegal?

Which popular statements about the war that have for example been made on this site or elsewhere should one better not say aloud in Russia or else face a conviction under this law?

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