Amendments were made to the laws “On State Secrets” and “On the Procedure for Exiting the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation”, according to which deputies of the State Duma and regional legislative assemblies, as well as senators and mayors, will have to report to the FSB and the Foreign Intelligence Service about their trips abroad. Writes about this "Kommersant".
The author of the bill was a group of deputies from the Security Committee, headed by United Russia member Vasily Piskarev. The changes, in particular, will affect those "informed about information of particular importance or top secret information." However, the bill also provides for exceptions. Those who are restricted from traveling due to state secrets will still be able to temporarily leave Russia in emergency situations. This includes the death or illness of a close relative. The procedure for notification of trips will be determined by Vladimir Putin.
The amendments will also affect the procedure for access to state secrets. If the official or his family has foreign assets, then admission may be denied. According to Piskarev, this will help "minimize the risks of exerting pressure on our secret carriers from unfriendly states."
The Sistema investigative project found out that after the start of a full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian civil servants and employees of state-owned companies are required to hand over their passports “for safekeeping” to the FSB or a special department at the place of work. Sometimes FSB officers hint that if a person refuses, his document will simply be cancelled.