The head of Roskomnadzor made the prohibition of certain us media in Russia

The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov made a ban of some American media in Russia. On 10 November, he said in comments to television channel «Russia 1».

According to Zharova, «the amendments (in the Russian law on foreign agents. – «GORDON») will contain the authority to impose a variety of sanctions against American media». They may contain restrictions, «ranging from labeling their products as foreign agent, and ending with suspension or discontinuation of operations in Russia.»

The Minister stressed that «in respect of the sites of foreign media who are not registered in Russia as mass media, but which spread public socially significant information, these measures will also act.»

Prior to this, the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin announced that next week may be a bill that will respond to the US actions against Russian TV channel Russia Today.

The U.S. justice Department ordered the RT register in the registry of foreign agents until 13 November.

9 Nov editor-in-chief of TV channel Margarita Simonyan said that Russia Today «obey» the request of American authorities.

As noted by Yahoo News, register as a foreign agent does not mean the termination of broadcasting of RT in the US. Changed the scheme of filing financial reports of the branch, and produced his program should be labeled as propaganda of a foreign government.

The speaker of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova said that the Agency plans to retaliate against us media working in Russia, if the US will continue pressure on Russian TV channel Russia Today.

RBC, citing a source in the Federation Council said that Russia may restrict the activities of CNN, «voice of America» and «Radio Liberty».




The head of Roskomnadzor made the prohibition of certain us media in Russia 11.11.2017

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