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say something unsavory about the Russian state online and you could now be slapped with a hefty fine Russia's parliament has just approved bills which could see offenders cough up one hundred thousand rubles that's about one and a half thousand dollars fishing blatant disrespect for the state on the internet individuals could be fined over three times more than not for circulating false information online , the government says it was pushed to tackle the issue of fake news off to recent incidents such as a blogger brought costing an inflated death toll of a fire at a Siberian mole lost yet , but critics say the fines could open the way to die right state censorship of dissent , it's not clear how one can be proven to have deliberately distributed false information , the Kremlin tonight the legislation amounts to censorship the bills will need president Vladimir Putin signature before becoming little