Russia Warns of Crackdown on U.S. Media, Including CNN

With RT agreeing to register, under protest, as a foreign agent in the United States, the Putin government is taking a hard look at CNN, Voice of America and Radio Liberty.

President Vladimir V. Putin’s government warned on Friday that it planned to crack down on CNN in Russia, possibly barring the news network from cable television packages, in retaliation for an American censure of RT, the state-run Moscow news organization.CNN was among several American media organizations, including the federally funded Voice of America and Radio Liberty, that pro-Putin lawmakers said they would consider naming as foreign agents. That designation, which the networks would be...