Vladimir Putin's Press Secretary Dmitri Peskov said that Russian media agencies are being subjected to «unprecedented pressure,» particularly in the USA, during a phone interview from Moscow on Friday. «A number of our media agencies are subjected to unprecedented pressure, which significantly complicates the work of our media in foreign countries — in particular, the United States. This violates... Еще the principle of freedom of speech, freedom of media work,» he said. According to Peskov, retaliatory measures against foreign media organisations in Russia could not be ruled out. In September, the US Justice Ministry ordered RT America to register as a ''foreign agent,'' under an anti-propaganda law introduced in 1939 to combat pro-Nazi German propaganda.