"After the decree regarding closing access for American journalists to the Duma building is passed, we will work out all organisational and technical issues with the foreign ministry", Savastyanova said.
Moscow will ban the USA media from accessing Russia's State Duma - lower house of parliament - starting from next week, a committee head said Friday.
US Media To Be Banned In Lower House Of Russian Parliament
The minister was speaking at a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, on Friday, where an RT correspondent asked him about Moscow's response to the United States congressional press office's decision this week to revoke RT America's credentials citing its status of a "foreign agent".
Peskov said that the Russian parliament might give an emotional response to the new Congressional restrictions on RT. "Such outrageous attacks on foreign media, in particular Russian media, go against the worldwide practice of freedom of speech and unfortunately flourish in full Technicolor in the U.S.", he said. The report also said Sputnik was "another government-funded outlet producing pro-Kremlin radio and online content".Читайте также: Pamela Anderson won't apologize for alleged victim blaming of Harvey Weinstein accusers
Margarita Simonyan, the chief editor of RT, confirmed earlier this month that the company had met the U.S. demand to register as a foreign agent. The decision was taken because the broadcaster's US contractor, T&R Productions LLC, had registered with the US Department of Justice as a foreign agent.
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The US move and the Russian threats of retaliation follow the endorsement of a new Russian bill that allowed the government to designate global media outlets as foreign agents in response to the US demand made to the RT TV channel. In a mirror response, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law, allowing Russian authorities to brand certain foreign media "foreign agents".Код для вставки в блог