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Putin signs Yarovaya’s package to tighten anti-terrorism legislation in Russia
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New rules oblige operators to store correspondence and talks of the users for six months.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the amendments to the anti-terrorism legislation, which had been proposed by the deputy Irina Yarovaya and the senator Viktor Ozerov, the presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov says.

'The president has signed a package of documents, the amendments to the law on measures to counter terrorism,' Peskov explained.

In June, the State Duma and the Federation Council approved the 'anti-terrorism package' of amendments which are to oblige operators to store the users’ correspondence and talks for six months. Another law of the package introduces criminal responsibility for international terrorist acts and punishment for public calls for the violent overthrow of the government and the attack on embassies. There also appears a new corpus delicti – non-disclosure of crimes of terrorist orientation.

As reported earlier by, Putin described annexation of Crimea as legal integration and point of pride for State Duma.

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