Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kremlin opponents could face criminal prosecution under new Russian legislation proposing possible prison sentences for Russians who adhere to or promote international sanctions targeting Moscow, one of the bill's authors said on May 16. The remarks by lawmaker Andrei Isayev came a day after the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, unanimously gave initial approval to the draft legislation, which is seen as a response to U.S.-imposed sanctions on Russian officials, tycoons, and companies.

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Isayev specifically identified Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, as a potential target for authorities under the legislation. He cited Kara-Murza's vigorous lobbying for U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Russian officials over Moscow's human rights record.

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Talking about curbing free speech.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-16 04:48 PM | Reply

This is obviously America's Fault for pushing Putin too far! - BayNutcaseViking

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Actually, Donald is greenish-orange with envy.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-16 04:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Talking about curbing free speech.

#1 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

Or curb-stomping free speech.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-05-16 04:55 PM | Reply

I hope Comrade Sheep and other Russia based trolls are choosing their words carefully here. Big daddy Vlad is watching them as they twist up by trying not to sound like the Russian trolls they are. Words of advice, stop posting here and avoid the polonium flavored milkshakes.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-05-17 12:18 PM | Reply

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