Perhaps related to Vladimir Putin’s sky-high approval ratings:
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov may not approve of freedom of the press, but it’s rather disturbing that he doesn’t even understand it.
Lavrov calls Kerry to ask him to stop the "anti-Russian campaign" in the Western press. https://t.co/q5qlIiq5SG
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 10, 2016
Putin, of course, could say the word and Russian media would instantly stop their anti-American campaign. Fortunately John Kerry and Barack Obama don’t have similar powers.
Update: And this just in.