Contents tagged with foreign agent

  • Russian Ambassador to the US expressed support for RT TV channel

    Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov has expressed "concern" about the situation regarding RT in the US, and supported the activities of the TV channel in the country, as reported by TASS.

    The diplomat said in an address to the channel’s staff that RT draws "a real picture of what is happening in the world." "I would like to express support for the activities that you are carrying out. We are very worried about what is happening around RT, and we want to assure you that we are with …

  • Russia wants to declare Radio Liberty and Voice of America as ​foreign agents

    Russian legislators are drafting a bill that would force some Western publications to register with the Russian Federation as foreign agents, as reported by Deutsche Welle, citing Andrey Isayev, the First Deputy Chairman of the United Russia faction in the State Duma.

    American publications such as CNN, Radio Liberty, and Voice of America, as well as the German newspaper Deutsche Welle, would fall under the prospective law.

    The bill was created in response to a new US Department of Justice …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …