Russia threatens 'retaliatory measures' against British media

Russia is to take retaliatory measures against British media operating on Russian territory over what it regards as unfriendly action taken by British authorities against its own journalists, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. 

The TASS and RIA news agencies cited what they said was a senior but unnamed source in Moscow who said Russia would respond in kind “in the near future” to what the source said were decisions by the British authorities not to issue a visa to one Russian reporter and to force another to leave London. 

'One of them could not obtain an extension to their visa, while the other was denied a visa. British authorities did not offer an explanation,' the source is reported as saying.

'Brazen violation of journalists' rights arising from fulfilling their professional duties is evident. Unfortunately, discrimination of reporters has lately become another British tradition,' the source added.

The same source also accused Britain of helping orchestrate problems experienced by Russian media in Estonia.

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