"Between a criminal case and registration, we chose the latter. We congratulate American freedom of speech and all those who still believe in it," she said.
RT, Russian state-owned news network, formally registers as a foreign agent →
Simonyan said that failure to fulfill the U.S. Department of Justice's request to register by Monday could have led to the arrest of RT's American director and the freezing of its accounts.
Russian TV network registers as foreign agent in US →