Foreign agents will be banned from teaching at schools in Russia - bill
MOSCOW. June 22 (Interfax) - The Russian State Duma's Committee on Security and Corruption Control on Wednesday adopted an amendment that prohibits foreign agents from teaching at state and municipal educational establishments.
The amendment, backed on Wednesday, has been drafted by State Duma deputy Andrei Lugovoi and says that "a foreign agent shall not conduct any educational work with minors or teach at state and municipal educational organizations."
Under the amendment, organizations designated as foreign agents cannot pursue educational activities with minors, either.
Thus, the amendment broadens restrictions on foreign agents' teaching activities, as compared to the list of such restrictions contained in the bill as it was debated in the first reading.
Furthermore, foreign agents are banned from using key facilities of critical information infrastructure and from working to provide the security of key facilities of critical information infrastructure.
Another amendment, drafted by MPs Vasily Piskaryov and Andrei Alshevskikh, stipulates that "a foreign agent shall not participate in acquisitions of goods, work and services for state and municipal needs."
Besides, in accordance with this amendment, foreign agents are subject to restrictions and bans envisaged in the Russian Tax Code, including those related to the application of simplified tax rules.
In addition, a foreign agent shall not act as an expert during a state environmental review or take part in organizing and conducting a public environmental review, according to the amendment.
The amendment, which was approved by the State Duma's Committee on Security and Corruption Control on Wednesday, also says that the integrated bill on foreign agents and persons under foreign influence is due to take effect on December 1, 2022.
The amendment proposed by Committee on Security and Corruption Control Chairman Piskaryov and his deputy Alshevskikh also says that the bill in question will enter into force on December 1, 2022.
The State Duma passed the bill in the first reading on June 7.