According to the Law on Mass Media, an individual can be included in the FA registry
if he/she publishes information in mass media or distributes information to a wide range of people via the internet while receiving funds from foreign sources
According to Law No. 272-FZ, an individual can be recognized as a FA if/she he is engaged in political activities
or collects information that can be used against the security of Russia. The FSB approves the list of such information. The second condition for the inclusion of an individual in the registry under Law No. 272-FZ is the existence of a foreign source
influencing the individual in question. The term "influence" includes the receipt of money or property, or organizational and methodological assistance. Although there is no legal definition, "organizational and methodological assistance" could mean, for instance:
- creation and systematization of materials, manuals, and recommendations;
- conducting training events; and
- provision of consulting and methodological services.
When the state authorities create a precedent of establishing when an individual receives organizational and methodological assistance, the overall approach will be clearer.