President Vladimir Putin has closed down Russia's main state news agency, RIA Novosti.
He has replaced it with a new agency to be known as Russia Today (which is separate from RT)
Kiselyov, an expert on the Ukraine, home to Azov films.
This will be run by Dmitry Kiselyov, a 'conservative', who has suggested that foreign conspiracies are threatening Russia.
Kiselyov has described the current protests in Ukraine as a plot by a coalition of Sweden, Poland and Lithuania.
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Putin and Kiselyov have been accused of being homophobic, and 'most homophobes are gay'.
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On 5 December 2013, Peter Pomerantsev, at the Financial Times, had an article entitled:
The Kremlin's attempt at soft power is back-to-front
According to Peter Pomerantsev:
Russian TV is watched throughout the former Soviet Union.
A. Russian TV is part of the 'soft power' policy being used to influence people, such as those in the Ukraine.
The state sponsored news channel RT is the world's most watched online news channel with 1.1bn viewers.
"RT does a great job of making the west look bad."
B. Certain Russian cultural figures do not like the Putin government.
Boris Akunin, an author and opposition figure, wants Russia's cultural leaders to stop co-operating with Putin.
Pro-Putin commentators refer to Akunin and other opposition figures as 'liberasti', combining the words 'liberal' and 'pederast'.
The Putin government wants to portray the West as being decadent and gay-loving.
The Putin government wants to portray Russia as having 'conservative' values.
Russia is not necessarily conservative.
Only 4 per cent of Orthodox Christians attend church weekly; Russia has high rates of abortion, divorce, prostitution and corruption.
More here: The Kremlin's attempt at soft power is back-to-front
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