The state Duma has complicated the access of foreign journalists and blocked

Employees of foreign media began to complain about the new rules of visiting of the state Duma Earlier, journalists of foreign publications have received an annual accreditation from the foreign Ministry, allowing to enter the building of the state Duma at any time, without reference to the press service of the Parliament ALL PHOTOS Employees of foreign media began to complain about the new rules of visiting of the state Duma.
Moscow-Live.ru / shuklina Olga Informed journalists of foreign publications have received an annual accreditation from the foreign Ministry, allowing to enter the building of the state Duma at any time, without reference to the press service of the Parliament
Moscow-Live.ru / shuklina Olga New restrictions create a lot of problems, including long queues, numerous searches and the inability to get into the Duma without prior notice
Moscow-Live.ru / Akishin Vyacheslav

Employees of foreign media began to complain about the new rules of visiting of the state Duma, and the floor where the user is going, generally closed to the press, write “Open media” with reference to the accredited Russian journalists.

Informed journalists of foreign publications have received an annual accreditation from the foreign Ministry, allowing to enter the building of the state Duma at any time without reference to the press service of the Parliament. On the changed with this year’s rules to get to the meeting of the lower house only with one accreditation, and about the upcoming visit to Okhotny Ryad need to report at least the day before the event. New restrictions create a lot of problems, including long queues, numerous searches and the inability to get into the Duma without prior notice.

the excessive requirements on February 28 in his Twitter complained the journalist of Russian service of the BBC Pyotr Kozlov, who wrote that during the search at the entrance of the FSO demanded that he remove the shoes, saying that there he can hide knives. Now the journalists of foreign media forbidden to go to the state Duma via the main entrance – from Okhotny Ryad. They are forced to enter from the side of George lane and stand in queue long hours with students who came on the tour.

and Changed the system to pass into the building – now journalists searched several times, and through the metal detector you can go only accompanied by the press officer. “First, you input searches by the FSO, go inside, it’s calling the employee a press-services, it descends, showing your pass to the pass office and you check the second time – now you can go through the frame into the building,” he described a new scheme of passage to the state Duma, one of the interlocutors edition. To get to the building before the appointed time also will not work. “We came in advance to prepare calmly, without haste. Came to eight, the event starts at ten in the morning. At the entrance it turned out that we can’t get in before nine. Is created and thus artificial haste,” – said one of the journalists.

Unhappy with the new rules and the staff of the parliamentary press service: according to the journalists, they have this new paperwork while the staff remained the same. In the state Duma the new rules explained enhancements safelySTI due to possible “foreign intervention”.

With the challenges faced not only by journalists of foreign media and their Russian colleagues. Sixth floor, connecting the hall of the Council of the Duma and the Cabinet of the speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, on Mondays and Wednesdays, during the meetings of the Council, being encircled employees of the FSO. Reporters accredited media can go only in specially fenced area of the hall, where held a press-approaches, and only with a pass and passport. Approach to facing the deputies when we tried to approach the FSO staff pushed back the journalists. People without special accreditation is now not allowed in the hall near the Council chamber.

last summer members of the media willingly took the opportunity to ask questions Volodin after a meeting of the Council, escorted him to the office, and he was able to answer. This practice was not under his predecessor Sergey Naryshkin, but he regularly answered questions after the meeting in front of cameras. Shortly before the restrictions imposed, the current speaker of barely concealed irritation from some of the persistent questions of journalists demanding answers at the door of his office.

Officially can explain why since last year began to cover the “floor Volodina”. The interlocutors close to the leadership of the Duma, explained to journalists that this is due to the fact that the speaker this time was often approached by strangers, the assistants of deputies with their requests. But a source close to the presidential administration, says that Volodin “was not interested to communicate with the majority of the Duma journalists.”

Similar to the “enclosures” were made and the journalists of the so-called “Kremlin pool”. If in the first years of Putin’s presidency, journalists have regular contact with the President including informal and could any reliable to tell the country, tnow about the once-prestigious journalists Kremlin pool not even always invited to events and ensure that they have not left the press center. And to “fly” from the pool to stand out enough energy or time to ask the President a question.