Russian journalists are being repressed in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Germany, France and the UK. We are talking about systematic deprivation of accreditation, immediate threats, including criminal prosecution, exclusion from the events. Only because these people decided to choose the Sputnik.
Conspiracy theory without evidence. Claiming that the media and government are under total control by shadowy rulers is a common trope in pro-Kremlin disinformation. Discrediting the governance model of democratic states is also a pro-Kremlin strategy to counter criticism of its own authoritarianism.
While democracy is not immune to setbacks and needs to be constantly defended, the US consistently ranks as a fully democratic state. In the 2019 Global Democracy Index, the US ranked as a full democracy in the 25th place, while Russia ranked as an authoritarian regime in the 134th place.
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