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Radio Liberty, Voice of America banned from entry to Russian State Duma
16:21, 6 December 2017
Radio Liberty, Voice of America banned from entry to Russian State Duma

Russian Justice Ministry included them on the list of the foreign agents

16:21, 6 December 2017

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The representatives of the Radio Liberty and Voice of America are not allowed to enter the State Duma of Russia since they are on the list of the foreign agents as Meduza reported.

The proper decision was supported by 413 MPs while only one voted in the negative.

Related: Russia offers to recognize McDonald's and KFC as foreign agents

The agents and journalists of the Radio Liberty and Voice of America had the accreditation that allowed visiting the sessions of the State Duma but it will be annulled.

As we reported the Russian Ministry of Justice put nine mass media on the list of the foreign agents, including the Radio Liberty and Voice of America on December 5.

Related: OSCE condemns restrictions against media considered ‘foreign agents’ in Russia, U.S.

As it was reported earlier Federation Council of Russia approved the law on the recognition of the foreign mass media as the foreign agents. 154 MPs supported the law and it will be submitted for the sign of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President.

Valentina Matviyenko, the Head of the Federation Council claimed that the law was worked out after the criticism by the Council for Human Rights and only after that it was adopted. Earlier the law was approved at all three readings by the State Duma on November 15.

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