MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Broadcasting Board of Governors is the US federal agency that oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and other government broadcasters, which, in Moscow's view, conduct active anti-Russian propaganda.
"US citizen Jeffry Shell was denied entry to Russia upon arrival to a Moscow airport on July 12. Shell is the chairman of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors," the ministry said in a statement.
"Shell has been recently put on the 'black list' expanded by Moscow in response to visa restrictions against Russian citizens imposed by Washington under far-fetched pretext," the statement said.
According to the ministry, the Obama administration has barred some 70 Russian officials from the US in light of the Ukrainian crisis.