Text of the "amendments to the law concerning foreign mass media fulfilling the functions of a foreign agent" in the Russian Federation, here (in Russian)
Human Rights Watch: Russia's 'Foreign Agents' Bill Threatens Journalists
Human Rights Watch, The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, and seven other monitoring organizations expressed serious concerns about the law, stating it “will have a detrimental impact on the already restrictive environment for independent journalism in Russia and should be dropped.”
Putin Signs 'Foreign Agents' Law That Threatens Website Closures
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that amends an existing law on media outlets deemed "foreign agents" that critics say is used to muzzle dissent, limit news plurality, and discourage the free exchange of ideas. RFE/RL President Jamie Fly said on November 21 that the law "invades" the lives and security of reporters and "is reminiscent of the darkest times in Russia's past."