Commission of the state Duma saw in the British report only allegations
The state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference in the Affairs of the Russian Federation outside studied the report of the Committee of the British Parliament, but the evidence of Russian intervention in British politics not seen, "only allegations", said the head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev.
On Tuesday, the Committee of the British Parliament on intelligence released on Tuesday the report about alleged Russian intervention in British politics.
Piskarev said that the Commission has reviewed the legislative proposals of the Parliament of great Britain on countering Russian intervention.
"We are studying advanced experience of the response of national parliaments to interfere in the internal Affairs of States. Therefore, we as legislators, in practical terms, interested in the legislative proposals of the British Parliament" - said the Deputy.
The head of the Commission drew attention to the fragment of the report, the British parliamentarians propose to develop legislative measures for "countering Russia's hostile activities ... ... and influence in the UK", based on the US experience, where in 1938 he adopted the "Law on registration of foreign agents" (FARA).
"Note: unlike the Russian legislation the legislation includes tough sanctions against "foreign agents" up to the deprivation of liberty for a term up to 5 years. The interest of the British Parliament to the American legislation seems to be highly significant against the many attacks from the largest broadcasting Corporation in the UK Bi-bi-si, accusing Russia disproportion of our legislation in relation to registered as foreign agents in Russia", - said the Piskarev.
He noted that Russian legislation does not envisage such measures.
"There is a policy of double standards, traditionally used in London against Russia," - stated the head of the Commission.
He also noticed that the "forces of Bi-bi-si, funded by the British government, the Russian information space was filled with propaganda materials urging them to vote against the amendments to the Constitution, which, incidentally, proved the Russian competent authorities".
"The proof of the Russian intervention in British policy, the members of the parliamentary Committee in a widely publicized report never saw, "only allegations," concluded Piskarev.