Russia prepares to label US media as ‘foreign agents’

Russia is preparing “reciprocal measures” against US media after Washington ordered Kremlin-backed news Russia Today to register as a foreign agent.

Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, said Friday he had ordered a committee to develop a counter-response “to allow us to take steps to protect the citizens of our country and our country itself from overt interference” of US media in Russia.

The US Justice Department has ordered RT to register as an agent of a foreign government by November 13, its editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said Thursday. Simonyan said that RT will comply, otherwise she could be arrested and the news outlet’s accounts frozen.

… so should Trump