Radio Liberty was added to the list of media recognized as foreign agents. This is stated in a message on the website of the Justice Ministry of Russian Federation.
The list of media-foreign agents also included Voice of America, the Current Time TV channel, the Tatar-Bashkir Service of Radio Liberty, Sibiria.Realities, Idel.Realities, Factograf, Kavkaz.Realities and Crimea.Realities.
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.