The bill also extends to employees of foreign funded NGOs with rights group warning it is aimed at throttling journalism.
Demonstrators were rallying against the exclusion of several opposition candidates from the ballot for this fall's Moscow council elections.
A new law in Russia can pave the way for the government to have greater control over what Russians can access on the internet.
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