Zakharov told about attempts of US intelligence agencies to recruit Russian media

The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova released data on efforts by American special services to recruit some of the Russian media.


Zakharov noticed that the American special services tried to directly recruit some Russian journalists. The politician also has noticed that lately the Russian mass media give increased pressure on the American side, especially those who are in the territory of the United States. Maria noted that attempts to recruit were made to non-state and state media.

Maria Zakharova said that the recruitment of intelligence service carried out in several stages: from the beginning to offer mutually beneficial cooperation, then trying to bribe neustupny especially journalists, and if these methods don’t work, are direct threats. However, Zakharova refused to specify the media on which pressure was exerted.