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The current law describes high treason as espionage or other assistance to a foreign state damaging Russia’s external security, while the new bill drafted by the main KGB successor agency widens it to include moves against Russia’s “constitutional order, sovereignty and territorial and state integrity.”

It also expands the interpretation of treason to include activities such as financial or consultative assistance to a foreign state or an international organization.

The new bill, unanimously approved by the lower house, the State Duma, in the first of three required readings, keeps the punishment of up to 20 years for treason envisaged by the current law.

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