Contents tagged with Sputnik

  • Washington: Russia can influence public opinion through RT and Sputnik

    In a joint statement of the Director’s office of the National Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Justice, FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security, the United States said that Russia, China, and Iran are “attempting” to undermine the institution of democracy and influence public opinion.

    The statement is published on the website of the head of national intelligence.

    “We are concerned about ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence …

  • Russian Embassy in Washington: American special services trying to recruit Russian journalists working in US

    In a statement published on the website of the Russian diplomatic mission, the Russian Embassy in the US has called US demands for Russian media receiving public funding to register as Foreign Agents to be unacceptable. The embassy also noted frequent attempts by foreign special services to recruit Russian journalists.

    The Embassy said that orders for the registrations of RT and RIA Global, a content producing company for Sputnik, "impede the regular work of journalist collectives" and "serve …

  • US orders content producer for Russian Sputnik to register as a Foreign Agent

    RIA Global LLC, a content-producing company that works for the international Russian agency and radio station Sputnik in the United States, has been ordered to register as a Foreign Agent, as stated in an official notification by the US Department of Justice, which was brought to the attention of RIA Novosti.

    The document is dated January 5; the company has 30 days to execute the order. It says that RIA Global LLC "is engaged in political activities in the United States in the interests of the …

  • United States includes Radio Sputnik in the register of Foreign Agents

    The US Department of Justice has officially added the company Reston Translator, which broadcasts Sputnik radio programs, to its list of foreign agents. The entry is #6490 in the corresponding register.

    It appears that the principal of the company Reston Translator, which registered in Virginia, is the federal state unitary enterprise International Information Agency Russia Today. The Agency is registered at 4 Zubovsky Bulvar in Moscow.

    RIA Novosti reports that the US authorities did not …

  • Putin threatens the US with retaliation over pressure on RT and Sputnik

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, called actions by United States authorities against RT and Sputnik Russian TV-channels “an attack on freedom of speech” and threatened retaliatory measures from Moscow, at a press conference following the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, RIA reports.

    “Without a freedom of speech there is no democracy. Clamping down on our mass media in the United States without any doubt is an attack on freedom of speech,” Putin said.

    Currently, members …

  • Russia Today Editor-in-Chief accuses Twitter of collaboration with U.S. special services

    By forbidding the television channel Russia Today from advertising, Twitter has, in fact, signed up to cooperate with the U.S. special services, stated  RT (Russia Today) Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.

    “I admit, I did not believe that Twitter was run by U.S. intelligence agencies. I thought it was a conspiracy theory. But Twitter has just admitted it. It's a shame,” she said.

    Along with this, Simonyan admitted that the Russian authorities would “respond politely” to the American media in …

  • U.S. Congress denies accreditation to the Russian agency Sputnik

    The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery committee, which deals with media accreditation, has refused to provide the Russian news agency Sputnik with a press pass, Radio Liberty reported.

    The Senate Periodical Press Gallery Director, Justin Wilson, stressed that accreditation is not given to media whose work is paid by a state.

    He also noted that the news agency could appeal against this decision.

    Sputnik correspondent Andrew Feinberg, Sputnik’s White House correspondent, called the …