The Kremlin today made very serious accusations that the BBC was being used to undermine the political situation in Russia.
“The fact that Russian journalists are still at least able to work in Britain is associated only with London’s fears of jeopardizing the BBC’s position in Russia, as it is far from being given the last role in the undermining of domestic politics. stability and security in our country,” a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told a press briefing.
The Russian government has long accused Western media of offering a biased version of world events. The accusation was echoed by foreign media, which accused media coverage of the Kremlin – especially since the start of the war – of being anything but factual.
Moscow’s comments come days after the EU and UK banned state-controlled media RT and Sputni.
UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries today said she hoped the channel – which she called ‘Putin’s polluting propaganda machine’ – would never return to UK screens.
‘As part of a concerted effort and discussions, Russia Today is no longer being shown in UK homes, whether by TV, Sky, Freesat or Freeview,’ she told Commons today.
“And we contacted the two [Facebook owner] Meta and TikTok to implore them to stop streaming Russia Today through their own online platforms.
“My absolute position is that we will not stop until we have persuaded all organizations, UK based or not, that it is the wrong thing to do to spread Russian propaganda into British homes. .”