Russia Drafts Legislation Targeting Foreign Media

The move comes after Russia's state-funded news outlet RT was pressured by the United States to register as a foreign agent.

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Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the U.S. made to a Russian television channel. The amendments, which are set to be voted on Wednesday, came after the Russian state-funded RT registered with the U.S. Justice Department as a foreign agent following pressure from the U.S. government. U.S. intelligence agencies have alleged that RT served as a…

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