"The Times publishes a list of names of our UK journalists and their photos under the heading about 'Kremlin stooge.' My congratulations on the upcoming 1933, my British friends," Simonyan posted on her Telegram channel.
On Sunday, The Times published a list of journalists working at Sputnik's UK bureau in Edinburgh as well as an appeal by Alex Cole-Hamilton, a member of the Scottish parliament from Scottish Liberal Democrats, to have journalists of Sputnik internet radio station and RT broadcaster be deprived of their assets in the United Kingdom. The Times also published photos of eight Sputnik employees in Edinburgh and listed their positions.
Cole-Hamilton, who is in charge of issues related to healthcare, has, in particular, accused Sputnik's UK bureau of being engaged in "information war" against the United Kingdom.
The year 1933 was when Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was appointed as German chancellor. Later that year, then-German President Paul von Hindenburg published, on Hitler's advice, the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State, which enabled the government to control political events in the country and its press. Historians consider the decree to have been a key step in the establishment of a one-party Nazi state in Germany.