Evgenia Albats was fined for violating the law on foreign agents

Evgenia Albats was fined for violating the law on foreign agents

The Tverskoy Court of Moscow fined journalist Yevgenia Albats 40,000 rubles for violating the rules of activities of a foreign agent. The reason was the lack of marking required by Russian legislation. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the court.

The Ministry of Justice of Russia included the editor-in-chief of The New Times magazine Evgenia Albats in the register of mass media – “foreign agents” in July 2022. In September of the same year, the journalist left Russia due to the threat of arrest.

Since 2009, Evgenia Albats headed the opposition edition of The New Times (formerly “New Time”), and in 2013 she became its owner

In 2017, due to financial difficulties, Albats announced the termination of the publication of the paper version of The New Times, since then the magazine has been published only on the Internet.

In October 2018, the court fined The New Times magazine 22 million and 250 thousand rubles for not submitting data on foreign financing to Roskomnadzor.

A year ago, Roskomnadzor blocked the publication’s website for materials about the war in Ukraine, and in May drew up four protocols against Yevgenia Albats for spreading so-called fakes about the army in these materials.

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