The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation has updated the list of individuals acting as foreign agents: in it was made by actress Tatyana Lazareva, blogger Nika Belotserkovskaya and politician Ilya Yashin. The department's website indicates that they received funding from Ukraine.
Tatiana Lazareva, who is now in Spain, openly opposes the Russian military special operation in Ukraine and often speaks about the situation in social networks and interviews.
In relation to Nika Belotserkovskaya, who also earlier spoke out against the special operation, a criminal case was opened in March for “discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation” based on her publications on Instagram*. In May, a court arrested Belotserkovskaya in absentia: she faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 3 million rubles for “disseminating knowingly false information about the actions of the Russian Armed Forces.” Belotserkovskaya has been living abroad for many years: the blogger has a villa in France, where she accommodated refugees from Ukraine after the start of a military special operation.
The blogger commented on the news on her Instagram*. I have always said that taking pictures with handsome imported men — Bad sign! I am a foreign agent! What does that mean, by the way?
About money mercilessly ******. Didn't take anything! Just gave! (lie. — Note ed.)
A criminal case was previously initiated against Ilya Yashin about fakes about the RF Armed Forces. The court arrested the politician for two months.
Politician Maxim Katz and public figure Ruslan Shaveddinov were also recognized as foreign agents.
*Instagram belongs to Meta, an extremist organization recognized in the Russian Federation