US sanctions target Russian media

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2022
From The Center

The United States announced new sanctions this weekend, cutting off Western advertising from Russia’s three biggest TV stations as Russian President Vladimir Putin used a major patriotic holiday Monday to again justify his war in Ukraine.

The majority of Russia’s broadcast TV are controlled by the state. These latest sanctions target the three most popular channels: Channel One Russia, Russia-1 and NTV Broadcasting Company.

In March, a Channel One Russia producer infamously stormed the set, crashing the live broadcast with a sign to protest Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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