MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 8, 2017: Russian State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin attends a meeting of the Russian Security Council at Moscow's Kremlin. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Credit Image: � Druzhinin Alexei/TASS via ZUMA Press)

Russian lawmakers vowed Friday to adopt legislation targeting American media outlets in response to the US Justice Department forcing RT, the English-language Russia television channel, to register as a foreign agent.
Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma, said Russian legislators will amend a law related to foreign agents to include foreign media. Volodin, a former Putin aide, said the Duma could adopt the new legislation as soon as next week, according to news reports. “Since such decisions are being made in the United States in relation to our television companies, it is right for us to respond to these actions,” Volodin said, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
The measure would initially target CNN, Voice of America, and Radio Liberty,” said Senator Alexei Pushkov, who chairs the upper house of parliament’s media policy committee. Maria Zakharova, the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, indicated the law could also target Moscow-based correspondents from newspapers …
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