Russian MPs vow to make State Duma off-limits for all USA media

US media banned from Russian Duma
US Media To Be Banned In Lower House Of Russian Parliament

04 December, 2017

Moscow would not like to enter a ban fight with Washington, which will affect the media of both countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday, commenting on the decision to yank RT's Capitol Hill press credentials.

Kremlin-backed RT on Wednesday night published a letter from the Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio And Television Correspondents Gallery saying the channel's Congressional press credentials had been withdrawn due to its registration as a foreign agent in the United States.

A ban on attending sessions of the State Duma, the lower chamber of Russian Parliament, will be introduced "for all USA media", Olga Savastyanova, head of the Duma's committee on regulations and control, was quoted as saying by RBC news. The Committee's head, Olga Savastyanova, said on Friday she expects the motion to be approved on the State Duma plenary session next week and come into force by the end of the week.

Peskov said that the Russian parliament might give an emotional response to the new Congressional restrictions on RT.

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"Such blatant attacks against foreign media, particularly Russian ones - which are in violation of the world practice of freedom of speech - they, unfortunately, are blossoming in the US", Peskov said. T&R Productions LLC relented and filed as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice on November 10.

RT America (officially registered as T&R Productions LLC) filed as a foreign agent on November 10 under pressure from the United States authorities, who threatened legal action if it refused to comply.

FARA is aimed at promoting transparency, but does not restrict the television network's operation in the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said last week.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed amendments into law this past weekend that will allow foreign media outlets in Russia to be listed as "foreign agents".

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