Contents tagged with Russia Today

  • Russian embassy accuses US of 'double standards' with RT

    In a statement on the Facebook, the Russian embassy accused the US of “double standards” due to Washington’s demand that the Russian TV channel RT register as a foreign agent.

    “Our signals have been ignored. The RT affiliates in the US have still been given an ultimatum to register as foreign agents by November 13… The RT team’s journalistic work in the US has already been disrupted” the diplomats’ statement reads. In their opinion, the American authorities have “set a dangerous precedent”. …

  • Editor-in-Chief: Russia Today will comply with the US demands to register as a foreign agent

    The Kremlin-financed RT channel will be registered in the U.S. as a foreign agent, but will appeal this in court, as stated by the editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan.

    “The American Ministry of Justice left us no choice. Lawyers say that if we do not register as a foreign agent, then the head of the company in America can be arrested and company accounts may be seized. The company cannot function under such circumstances,” she said.

    A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria …

  • 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 …

  • Russia Today ignores US demand to register as foreign agent

    Television channel Russia Today (RT) has not met the US Department of Justice’s demand for self-registration as a foreign agent by the set deadline,  the TV channel CNN, citing documents released by the US Department of Justice.

    RT was supposed to register as an agent before October 17.

    It is noted that the TV channel is deliberately opposing the decision by the United States. "Our legal team has been doing everything possible for RT to avoid having to register under FARA, and the dialogue is …

  • Putin promises to respond to US on 'oppression of Russian media'

    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 …

  • Russia Today removes a fake video about New York 'Putin burger' from its YouTube channel

    The news agency Ruptly, a member of Russia Today (RT) removed a video about the "Putin burger" from its YouTube channel, Ruptly TV. The “Putin burger” was presented at the New York restaurant Lucy's Cantina Royale on the occasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday.

    In the video, which was published on the channel on Friday, October 6, the restaurant waitress said that the burger with five cutlets was served with potatoes, sauce and salad and it weighed 1,952 grams, a reference to …

  • Russia threatens U.S. media with sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry plans to take countermeasures against the American media in Russia in the event of continued pressure on the Russian television channel RT in the United States, the official spokeswoman for the ministry, Maria Zakharova, said.

    According to her, the same measures will be applied to American media and American journalists that are being applied to RT (Russia Today) in the U.S., and Russia will deal with both state and private publications in the same way.

    Zakharova …

  • Kremlin: Washington violates the US laws by declaring news agency Russia Today as a foreign agent

    The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova said that Washington violated its own legislation and the principles of freedom of speech when it said that the RT television channel is a foreign agent as reported by news agency TASS.

    “We conducted our own expert study of this issue. It was based on a study of U.S. legislation, all major U.S. legislation that regulates the activities of journalists, including foreign journalists,” she said.

    “The evaluation of the …

  • Russia Today's editor-in-chief: the TV channel may leave the USA

    Pressure from US authorities could force Russia Today TV channel to stop its activities in the USA, said RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan.

    "In the worst-case scenario, we leave the territory of the United States, and we do not broadcast there anymore. In the worst-case scenario, Russia responds in the same way to the American media. But I would not like this to happen, as I'm a journalist myself," Simonyan said in an interview with Itogi Nedeli (Weekly Summary) on NTV channel, …

  • US wants Russia Today to register as a 'foreign agent'

    The US Department of Justice has demanded that the Russian television company RT (Russia Today) register a company that provides services for the representative office of RT in the US as a "foreign agent", RT reports.

    A letter from the US Justice Department said that RT must register in accordance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires the disclosure of lobbyists and lawyers representing the political interests of other states.

    RT did not name the company in its …