The head of the Duma Committee on information policy, Leonid Levin, said that the actions of the American Parliament on the restriction of the work of Russia Today and Sputnik are an act of unfair competition.
He declared it during session of the state Duma, which had submitted a report on the legality of the U.S. media, “Radio Liberty” and “Voice of America”.
“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.
18 April, Levine said that the Russian service of “Voice of America”, “Radio Liberty” and CNN are part of a larger system of US pressure on Russia.