In the explanatory Memorandum stated that the law has rules about restricting access to information the dissemination of which is prohibited in Russia, but “any liability for failure to fulfill these requirements is not established, which creates legal uncertainty and creates the conditions conducive to the violation of the law”.

to resolve this gap, it is proposed to amend the Code of administrative offences new article 13.41 “Violation of the order of removal and (or) restriction of access to information, information resources, access to which is subject to limitation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on information, information technologies and protection of information”.

failure to fulfill the requirements of restricting access to prohibited information will entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount from 50 to 100 thousand rubles, for officials – from 200 to 400 thousand rubles, on legal entities – from 800 to 4 million rubles.

the Maximum penalty imposed for any failure to remove the information containing appeals to extremist activity, child pornography, information on methods of making drugs. For citizens in this case, the fine will range from 100 to 200 thousand rubles, for officials – from 400 thousand to 800 thousand rubles, for legal persons – from 3 to 8 million rubles.

In the case of repeated offence the administrative fines increase. In particular, repeated failure to restrict access to extremist and pornographic information will entail the imposition of fine on citizens in the amount from 200 to 500 thousand rubles, for officials – from 800 thousand to 1 million rubles for legal entities – from 8 to 15 million rubles.

the authors of the bill note that, according to Roskomnadzor, as of April 2020 revealed about 20 thousand facts not forbidden to disseminate information, including of public danger. In this case, the offenders are often major online resources – YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.