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Russia Media Boss Talks Journalism, Gays and Eurasia in Kyrgyzstan

An influential Russian media figure best known for his calls to burn and bury the heart of gay people killed in accidents has visited Kyrgyzstan with calls for the two countries to sync their approach to spreading information.

Dmitry Kiselyov, head of the Rossiya Segodnya state media holding, has in his position as a prominent television personality cast himself as a bulwark for conservative values against the would-be pernicious influence of the degenerate West.

That and other subjects were on the agenda at a September 22 discussion in Bishkek with the uninspired title: “Informational cooperation between Russia and Kyrgyzstan in the framework of Eurasian integration.”

Reprising a favorite theme, Kiselyov explained how a Eurasian media system might distinguish itself from the West.

“The difference between journalism in the post-Soviet space and the West is that we produce, we don’t reproduce,” he said, nebulously and without elaboration.

Kiselyov dismissed the propagandist label that accompanies his name in most Western news reports.

“I am a journalist, I cover [events] and draw conclusions,” he said.

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Russia Media Boss Talks Journalism, Gays and Eurasia in Kyrgyzstan

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