The Russian Justice Ministry has added journalist Mikhail Kozyrev and former State Duma deputy Konstantin Borovoy to the register of “foreign agents”.
Pavel Sulyandziga, an activist and former member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, and Aleksandr Litvinov, author of the TV channel Planerka, received the same status.
The explanation says that Kozyrev opposed the war in Ukraine and the law “on LGBT propaganda”, as well as participated in the creation and replication of materials of “foreign agents”. Borovoy “disseminated misleading information” about the policy of the authorities and “identified the Russian Federation as a terrorist organization”. In addition, the former MP was accused of disagreeing with the war and justifying Ukraine’s “terrorist actions”.
Litvinov and Sulyandziga, according to the version of the Ministry of Justice, were also engaged in the dissemination of messages “containing inaccurate information” about the decisions taken by the authorities. In addition, the latter called for actions threatening to “violate the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”, the ministry said.
Among the media and organizations recognized as “foreign agents” are the online magazine and media platform “7×7 – Horizontal Russia”, “Omsk Civic Association”, the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization for Assistance to Improve the Quality of Life of People from Social Risk Groups “Everyone’s Right” and “Center T”, which helps transgender people.
The Justice Ministry explained that the first three organizations were involved in disseminating materials of “foreign agents” as well as “inaccurate information” about the policy of the authorities and the actions of the Russian Armed Forces. “The Ministry accused Center T of “propaganda of LGBT relations”.