Bloggers, journalists and musicians: the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation updated the list of foreign agents
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Among those recognized as foreign agents now are such cultural figures as Noize MC, Andrey Zyakin, Irina Shikhman and Mikhail Svetov.
The Russian Ministry of Justice has included rapper Ivan Alekseev, better known as Noize MC, founder of the Dissernet network community Andrei Zyakin, journalist Irina Shikhman and politician Mikhail Svetov in the register of foreign agents. This is stated in the document of the ministry.
Some of the members of the list is not the first time attracted the attention of the Russian authorities. For example, rapper Noize MC was previously accused of promoting extremism, a negative attitude towards law enforcement officers and rehabilitating Nazism.
In turn, Russian journalist Irina Shikhman covered cases of looting of Russian military personnel on the territory of Ukraine as part of the project “What about talking? “. In one of the episodes of the program, the foster family of the deceased soldier complained about the non-payment of compensation from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
At the moment, writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, Buryat journalist Evgenia Baltatarova, sociologist Iskender Yasaveev, activist Irina are also among the foreign agents in Russia Storozheva and politician Alena Popova.
More Focus wrote that the Russian Ministry of Justice included the historian and blogger Yevgeny Ponasenkov in the register of foreign agents. The publicist criticized Vladimir Putin after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called Russian officials “Russophobes”.