Russia’s media regulator will check the output of BBC World News and BBC websites, in what the Kremlin calls a response to the UK regulator Ofcom.
On Thursday Ofcom ruled that Kremlin-backed RT had broken TV impartiality rules in seven programmes.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said many questions had arisen about the BBC’s coverage of Russia.
The BBC said that BBC News in Russia was fully compliant with the country’s laws and regulations.
Earlier, Ofcom found that RT,