MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. The Minister of communications of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov does not exclude retaliatory measures in connection with the problem of Russian media in the US, but they will not be symmetrical. He reported about it to journalists.
“We must find other levers of influence, and not go the same way [as the US] I think Russia will find the options and do not need to be like the American steps,” he said.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that several Russian mass media is subjected to “unprecedented pressure”, which “hampers the work of our media in some Western countries, primarily in the United States.”
The U.S. government ordered the RT until 17 October to plead foreign agent. If this does not happen, in respect of the employees of the channel will be taken serious action until the arrests, said the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan. According to the editor of RT, after the channel will be considered a foreign agent, he will be obliged to publish complete data of all employees with salaries and home phones and addresses, which will make RT impossible, because it is unlikely people will make the choice in favor of the work, not the safety of the family. Later, she also reported about the mass layoffs of the employees of the TV channel because of fears for their own safety.