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Russia Responds to US Anti-Media Freedom Action Against RT

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent aimed to undermine its viability, a possible first step toward shutting it down altogether – part of longstanding US Russia bashing, perhaps heading for something much more serious.

On Wednesday, Russia's lower house State Duma unanimously passed legislation, defining affected media operations as legal entities "registered in a foreign nation, or a foreign structure that operates without registering as a company, engaged in spreading printed, audio, audio-visual or any other content prepared for an unlimited group of people."

They may be designated as foreign agents if funded from abroad by governments, international organizations, foreign citizens, or anyone else acting on their behalf.

State Duma legislation will become law after passage by the upper house Federal
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