Moscow does not want to be blacklisted foreign media workers in response to similar actions of Western countries, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the world Congress of Russian press.
"in some countries there are already blacklisted (journalists), with respect to which a ban on the profession, limited movement, violations of other fundamental rights. This outrage. But it is clear that local authorities are guided by their political objectives, confrontation with the agents of influence of the capital of Russia ", - said Medvedev, RIA " Novosti "." We cannot, Russia, to assimilate to such countries and to practice this approach", he added. Remember, in July of last year the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine has prepared a list of Russian correspondents, against which it is proposed to introduce punishment. Then in the list was the General Director "the First channel" Konstantin Ernst, General Director of VGTRK Oleg Dobrodeyev, General Director of NTV Vladimir Kulistikov, the management of TVC and " the 5th channel ", chief editor of Russia Today Margarita Simonyan and others. In early August 2014, after the incident at the concert Ani Lorak in Odessa, where about 200 armed with batons active participants of the "Right sector*" and "Freedom" ripped her statement, the head adviser of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said that " the Ministry is preparing a list to ban entry into Ukraine of about five hundred Russian figures, accepted the annexation of the Crimea section of Ukraine." In response, the deputies of the state Duma from the Communist party made a proposal to make the black list the same number of artists of Ukraine.
* Organization, relative to which a court has adopted the legally effective conclusion Of destruction or prohibition of the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"