26th Oct 2016


British bank freezes Russia Today accounts

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has frozen the accounts of Russian Russia Today (RT), the propaganda outlet's head, Margarita Simonyan, said on Monday. It was unclear if the move was prompted by the British government, which had threatened to increase sanctions on Russia. RT has published fake stories, including ones designed to stir ethnic hatred in Europe, but Simonyan called the move an attack on free speech.

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