The chief editor of RT and news Agency “Russia today” Margarita Simonyan reported about mass dismissals of employees of the TV channel because of fears for their own safety, reports TASS.
“Another huge negative effect that we have today — of course, we have “bundles” laid off people. People are scared, people are afraid. It is difficult for us even stringer found in the United States, ” said Simonyan at the enlarged meeting of the working group of the interim Commission of the upper house for the protection of the sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
She stressed that the work of the TV channel in the US has long been under pressure from the authorities. Thus, according to Simonyan, RT in the USA works as a regular media and never involved in spreading fake news.
RT editor-in-chief recalled that about a year ago the CIA published a report, in which her name was mentioned 27 times, and the name of the RT — 100. “We occupy exactly half of the report, the story of us”, — said Simonyan.
She said that the claims that are made within this report relate to alleged activities to intervene in elections of the President of the United States.