Russia: Tour of RT America and Sputnik US offices after 'foreign agent' bill approved by Russian council

File footage shows the editorial offices of RT America and the US division of Sputnik in Washington D.C., as Russia's Federation Council voted on a «foreign agent» bill Wednesday, in response to the US Department of Justice's demands that RT America and Sputnik register as such. Faced with potential legal repercussions, RT America was forced to comply with the US Department of Justice's order... Еще to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) on November 13. One of Sputnik Radio's partners in the US, Reston Translator, was requested by US authorities to file for registration under FARA on November 15. The order came on the same day the Russian State Duma, in a tit-for-tat move, passed a bill ordering all foreign media, operating in Russia but funded from abroad, to register as «foreign agents.» Reston Translator's owner, John Garziglia, reportedly complied with the order; however, noting that the station did not meet the FARA requirements. Earlier in the year, after selling its Bluegrass Country service, Reston Translator signed a deal with Sputnik, under which Reston Translator would lease air time to Sputnik until the end of 2019.

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