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The State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of US mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.
On Tuesday, these two media outlets were officially designated as "foreign agents" by Russia's justice ministry, a move aimed at complicating their work in retaliation for what Moscow says is unacceptable US pressure on Russian media.
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