Malkevich was in the USA the invitation of the American side, said Fadeev

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The first Deputy Chairman of the Commission of Public chamber of the Russian Federation on development of information community, media and mass communications Alexander Malkevich, previously detained at the airport of Washington, was in the United States as a journalist, at their invitation, the very OP of the Russian Federation I directed it to the polls as an observer, told RIA Novosti the head of the chamber Valery Fadeev.

The Russian Embassy in Washington had sent a request to the US state Department in connection with the information about the detention of journalist and first Deputy Chairman of the Commission of Public chamber of the Russian Federation on development of information community, media and mass communications Alexander Malkevich. As reported on the website of the Public chamber, Malkevich was an observer at interim elections held on 6 November, in Maryland.

«He was invited as a journalist, there was some journalistic conference on modern media. He told me that he is going to participate in the discussions» — said Fadeev.

The question was directed to whether Malkevich as observer for the election of the OP of the Russian Federation, the spokesman replied in the negative.

«No, there are no observations. Chamber no relation to any election or to monitor the United States has not», — said Fadeev.

He also said that the OP of the Russian Federation is preparing a statement in connection with the incident.

As reported by RIA Novosti himself Malkevich, he had already left the territory of the United States and is located in Paris. According to him, he «the elections were covered as a journalist». In addition, Malkevich also told the Agency that he had received from the US authorities a notification about the need to register its media — USA project Really — as inherent which mass media registered in Russia.

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