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Podcast: Agitprop Man

Defending 'traditional values." Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Kiselyov
Defending 'traditional values." Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Kiselyov
With the appointment of an acerbic and controversial media chief and a fiery speech promoting traditional values, Vladimir Putin laid down a couple unmistakable ideological markers this week.

In the latest "Power Vertical Podcast," we discuss two related topics: the appointment of conservative firebrand Dmitry Kiselyov to head the new state-run Rossia Segodnya media conglomerate and Putin's state-of-the-nation address, where he pledged to defend socially conservative values at home and abroad against "genderless and infertile" Western liberalism.

Joining me are co-host Kirill Kobrin, editor of the Moscow-based history and sociology magazine "Neprikosnovenny zapas" and special guest Nina Khrushcheva, professor of international affairs at the New School and author of the forthcoming book, "The Lost Khrushchev: A Family Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind."


Power Vertical Podcast -- December 13, 2013
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by: La Russophobe from: USA
December 13, 2013 22:14
"acerbic and controversial"? You must be kidding. The man is a sociopath.
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by: Tom
December 16, 2013 03:30
You would know about such behavior.

by: Pierre from: Brussels
December 17, 2013 10:37
They could both be members of the Republican party: old angry white men
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
December 18, 2013 12:08
Pseudo-Russophobe call Putin "Sociopath"?
Is it for him be called politically sexually strait in the East,
While alleged looking at boys in the West?
I care more about Russia being race-war lying bio-sexual
"Sterviatnik", invading-enslaving nations, including white...
Pseudo "Tom" call "Russophobe" being also sociopath ?
Is it because he don't keep up with his "phobe" name?
Is his underlying innuendo hate a wrong target?
Is "Pier" flatters oppressed nations, commemorate Mandella?
Is "Old angry white men" presume that Russians are "white"?
What "Republican" is for? Russia fight race war against us,
The White of all shades - the Caucasian race and Human
Civilization, using Khrushchev's Neanderthal pig nose...
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by: Tom
December 18, 2013 23:58
What language are you speaking and where can it be learnt?
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
December 20, 2013 04:38
No offence, Tom - universal logic shortened for time and space,
Truncating some trivial knowledge and already published here,
One use structure of logic, missing used locally national wise.
At times Russia blame "soup" instead of "borsh" or the "beer"
Instead of "pivo", sometimes Americans blame me for "lire"
Instead of "banjo" or "Dignity" instead of "privacy", sorry...
I hope your reply doesn't mean that most Americans too,
Not unlike cartoon US classics, illogical. How do you do?

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