MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky believes that Russia needs to give the complex a symmetrical response to the actions of the United States, where the Russian television station RT, was ordered to register as a foreign agent.
“The measures need a comprehensive, symmetrical character. It is necessary to perform the entire range of U.S. influence on Russian domestic politics,” said Slutsky reporters on Friday, commenting on the preparation of the response on the part of the Russian Federation. He added that “in this process involved various institutions and analytical centers and NGOs, and even the Russian media, which have a certain share of foreign, including American, funding.” “Our response could touch on the sector”, – believes the head of the Committee.
Slutsky added that “the way you behave today, the United States in relation to RT has nothing to do with democratic values and completely tramples on the freedom of speech”. “In the United States unleashed a real anti-Russian hysteria. First expelled without any tangible evidence of our diplomats, closed the Consulate, tear flags, now came the turn to the oppression of the Russian media. All this can not remain without adequate response from the Russian Federation”, – he concluded.