Black Moscow lists dozens of British correspondents
Moscow closes the doors on 49 British citizens: these are defense officials and journalists from the BBC, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Sky News and other media. They can no longer enter Russia, where their names appear on a blacklist, or rather a “stop list”. The Foreign Office accuses them of “deliberately disseminating false and unilateral information about Russia and events in Ukraine and the Donbass” and of contributing to Russophobia in British society. The Guardian reported, in a note, that following the British government’s “anti-Russian actions” and sanctions against “our country’s key journalists and heads of national defense companies”, Russia has added media and defense figures to its “stop list”. Last March, London effectively revoked the broadcasting license from RT (Russia Today), saying it could not comply with fairness rules in British broadcasting laws due to its ties to the Russian state. Among the British signatures affected by the entry ban are commentators such as Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times, Coughlin of the Daily Telegraph, or academic and Russian studies specialist Mark Galeotti. Then there are the dozens of Her Majesty’s Navy and Air Force commanders, as well as a few senior managers in the defense industry.
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