In the state Duma limiting RT and Sputnik in the U.S. called a violation of the competition

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotomontaggi RT. Archival photoIn the state Duma limiting RT and Sputnik in the U.S. called a violation of the competition© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The actions of the us Parliament on the restriction of working with Russia Today and Sputnik can be just an act of unfair competition, the head of the Duma Committee on information policy Leonid Levin.

«An expert of the Higher school of Economics was made an educated guess that the American media community frightened by the quality of Russian media in English-speaking information space. Thus, the steps of the Parliament in the direction of the restrictions of working with Russia Today and Sputnik can be just an act of unfair competition,» said Levin at a meeting of the state Duma, presenting a report on the legality of the U.S. media, «Radio Liberty» and «Voice of America».

Earlier, the state Duma instructed the Committee on information policy to organize a test of the American media — «Radio Liberty», «Voice of America», CNN — compliance of their activities with the Russian legislation. With the corresponding initiative was made by the Deputy of the state Duma Konstantin Zatulin (EP). The state Duma Committee on information policy held an expanded meeting with the participation of experts on this issue.

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