In connection with the publications in the Newspapers New York Times and the Financial Times about the alleged discrepancy between the official data on deaths from the coronavirus in Russia, the real statistics could be deprived of accreditation in the Russian Federation individual journalists, the head of the state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Committee for security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev.
The state Duma Commission had earlier asked the foreign Ministry to take measures to the New York Times and Financial Times after biased articles about COVID-19 until the withdrawal of the accreditation in the Russian Federation. In the state Duma also noticed that these articles appeared simultaneously. The head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev has called unacceptable for the levels of those publications the appearance of these articles, based on speculation and does not represent the official Russian point of view. Later the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the editors of the Financial Times and the New York Times prepared letters of refutation published of misinformation about the coronavirus in Russia.
The state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference in the Affairs of Russia is ready to discussion with the chief editor of radio station "Echo of Moscow" Alexei Venediktov, who responded to the Commission's activities in relation to Financial Times and The New York Times the advice "take a pill".
The head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev said earlier that the Commission has asked the foreign Ministry to take steps to the American Newspapers The New York Times and The Financial Times after biased article about the situation with coronavirus in Russia until the withdrawal of the accreditation. The Russian foreign Ministry also said that the letters to the editors of the Financial Times and the New York Times with a demand to refute the published disinformation.