“I believe that it is abnormally when you pursue journalists. By the way, if we take the number of dead journalists, the number of affected journalists in the world, see where and what is happening in the world. Russia, unfortunately, is not the only country where it is It happens, “President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the Russian energy week, answering the moderator’s question – the leading CNBC TV channel Hedley Gamble.
The Russian leader added that this is the result of the internal development of the country and its democratic processes. At the same time, the President noted that it was difficult to find other countries where the media are financed from state sources and occupy an indispensable position to the authorities, as in Russia.