Russian recipe websites must disclose "foreign agent" status

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

If a media outlet is designated as a foreign agent, it must set up a Russian legal entity, acting as a foreign agent, in order to disseminate printed information, audio and video reports, according to the bill.

The law was enacted after Russia's state-owned English news channel RT America was forced to register as a foreign agent in the United States by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

USA officials have alleged that Russia Today (RT), used its English-language service to influence the 2016 presidential election in favour of Republican candidate Donald Trump, who had expressed intentions to rebuild the countries' frayed relations.

The legislation would better position Russia for responding to pressure on Russian media overseas, Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoi said in comments published on the legislature's website.

These news outlets were stripped of the right to enter the Russian parliament.

The expanded law will also force blacklisted news organizations and individuals to add a "foreign agent" label to all content, including social media posts.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing Friday that Moscow considered the move as a "demonstration of outright discrimination against our media outlets and an attack on freedom of speech".

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