Egypt Independent

Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to US reporter



The State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of US mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.

On Tuesday, these two media outlets were officially designated as “foreign agents” by Russia’s justice ministry, a move aimed at complicating their work in retaliation for what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.