This was reported on the website of the department.

The Ministry of Justice said that in this case "we are talking about the conscientious observance by the specified citizens of the requirements of the law established for persons included in the register, and aimed at increasing the information transparency of their activities."

In early September, it was reported that the Russian Ministry of Justice had entered four media outlets into the register of foreign agents. 

On May 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law introducing a fine of up to 50 thousand rubles for distributing messages and materials of a foreign media agent in the media without indicating this status.