This week in the US, RT was forced to register as a foreign agent.
The motion was passed by a unanimous vote, prepared by Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and heads of all four parliamentary parties. Earlier in the day, the Duma passed the bill in the second reading, also by a unanimous vote.
The text of the amendment, obtained by RT, defines affected mass-media outlets as legal entities that are “registered in a foreign nation, or a foreign structure that operates without registering as a company, engaged in spreading printed, audio, audio-visual or any other content prepared for an unlimited group of people.”
It states that such entities can be “recognized as foreign mass media executing the functions of a foreign agent if they receive monetary funds or other property from foreign states, government agencies, foreign-based and international organizations, foreign citizens and persons without citizenship or any other persons acting on behalf of foreign citizens and organizations,” according to TASS.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Russia (RU) is estimated to have a population of 146.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0 million.