Dmitry Kiseliov, a Russian journalist and propagandist

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Dmitry Kiseliov is a Russian TV presenter, journalist and propagandist, general director of the Russian state international news agency “Russia Today” (since December 9, 2013), host of the TV program “News of the Week with Dmitry Kiseliov” on the First Channel.

For many years, he has been acting as the speaker of the Kremlin. He supports and praises Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

In 2014, he claimed that Russia is the only country “capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash.”

Main statements

1. He claimed that “Nazi Ukraine is persecuting journalists” (April 25, 2022)

He said that the Ukrainian information field seems to be “used to lying” and that Ukraine is “planning attacks on mass media in Russia as well.”

2. He accused Ukraine of Nazism (July 4, 2022)

3. He directly called on the Russians to go fight against Ukraine (July 22, 2022)

He supported those who voluntarily went to kill Ukrainians. According to him, during communication with the volunteers, he tried to “strengthen them in the choice they made.”