Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Moscow would act in kind in the case of the oppression of Russian media in the US, reports Interfax.
"In this case, we would only act symmetrically, and fairly quickly," the Russian leader said.
"As soon as we see concrete steps restricting the activities of our media, a mirror answer will immediately follow," he stressed.
Putin also pointed out that the situation surrounding the Russian media in the US is puzzling, and has nothing to do with democracy.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier reported that it would retaliate against American media working in Russia if pressure on the Russian RT television channel in the United States continues.