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Russia Slaps Restrictions On 'Voice Of America' And 'Radio Free Europe'

Moscow has made it clear that the move comes in direct retaliation for the U.S. Justice Department's decision to require the Kremlin-funded RT America to register as a "foreign agent."
Journalist Natasha Mozgovaya looks over a script before going on-air with her show "Current Time" in Washington, D.C., U.S., in March. The show is a joint production of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe and is among ten U.S. outlets designated as "foreign agents" by Moscow on Tuesday. Source: Bloomberg

Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty are among ten American media outlets operating in Russia that are now considered "foreign agents" under a new directive from the Kremlin – a tit-for-tat response to a similar U.S. move.

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