The Chairman of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky has suggested to spend in the state Duma hearings on the impact of American media on the political situation in Russia and to invite the Director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov. About it reports TASS on Friday, may 19.
“They (employees of the Federal security service — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), they know better”, — said Zhirinovsky. He stressed that the Russian branches of the American media “has a lot of hidden problems.”
The proposal of the leader of the liberal Democrats supported United Russia, the head of the Duma Committee on education Vyacheslav Nikonov. In his opinion, from the outside, there have been continuous attempts to interfere in Russian elections. “Let him tell us including closed contracts (with foreign media agencies — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), on which the FSB knows”, — quotes the Deputy “Interfax”.
March 17, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, European integration and relations with compatriots Konstantin Zatulin has proposed to test the legality of the work of “Radio Liberty” and “voice of America” in Russia.
The reason for the test was a bill U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen on the modernization of the registration of foreign agents in the USA, designed for allegedly undertaken by the RT attempts to “seduce the American people by the Russian propaganda.” In the Kremlin considered that this would benefit the promotion of the Russian TV channel.