Follow breaking news @lgbtqnation

Influential Russian news anchor: Gays ‘unsuitable for a continuation of life’

Sunday, August 11, 2013

MOSCOW — The influential news anchor of Russia’s news program “Vesti,” appearing Thursday on Kremlin-controlled Russia 1 television, said Russia’s law against “gay propaganda” doesn’t go far enough.

“I think that just imposing fines on gays for homosexual propaganda among teenagers is not enough,” said Dmitry Kiselyov. “Donation of blood and sperm should be forbidden from them. And their hearts, in case of accident, should be buried in the ground or burned because they are unsuitable for a continuation of life.”

Kiselyov’s remarks were well received by the studio audience, which broke into applause. Russia 1 is part of the TV network that is state-controlled by the Kremlin.

Watch: [Russian Language]

Share this article with your friends and followers:

Archives: , , ,

Filed under: Newsmakers

148 more reader comments:

  1. Ahhh, communism.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:04am
  2. Why?… this guy needs to bury himself

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:04am
  3. he is unsuitable to be human.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:05am
  4. Such a fool and most likely a closet case

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:06am
  5. Continuation of life? Between the Mormons and the Chinese, I think we´re covered on reproductive services, thanks.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:09am
  6. We will never be “safe” over there. Boycott !!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:11am
  7. Why do I see a 2nd holocaust coming on?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:11am
  8. Burn our hearts? How medieval of him! What are we, vampires? Keep devolving, Russia.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:12am
  9. this sounds like Hitler´s regime all over again…this should prove that they are not suitable for Olympic host at all…and should be dealt with…

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:12am
  10. hahaha… homophobia galore! <3

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:13am
  11. Kay Leno said it too Sydney. This is escalating in an ugly way.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:13am
  12. it´s sad how ignorant some people are…

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:14am
  13. despicable!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:14am
  14. really, why?

    The Real Story of Sodom was about the Rape of Immigrant Human Rights.

    The Real Sin of Sodom was arrogance (such as homophobia) and oppression of the poor. ~ Ezekiel 16:49

    The Real Abomination is Violent Bigotry.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:15am
  15. Ok * breath* say your right they are.totally useless for reproduction.. thats a good thing! Could you imagine if ever set of male and female persons had babies the planet would be swallowed , god made it this way so we don´t over populate. I´m natural damn it!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:15am
  16. You know if you replaced gay with bigot it might sound less douchey.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:15am
  17. Are they trying to re-live some crazy, Nazi fantasy? Seems like they are on the right track..

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:16am
  18. What the hell?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:18am
  19. What is next?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:18am
  20. Give this guy triple amount of chloroform my god.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:19am
  21. *starts crying*

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:19am
  22. Like I said before if the Olympics are held there I hope every athlete who is gay wins gold! And none of their country wins any

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:19am
  23. Oh noes. There is an absolute butt wad somewhere in the world that has an audience! How can I go on living??? :)

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:19am
  24. Okay … I was able to deal with them and their “no gay propaganda” but this, on tv, is hate speech. Fine I get it, you don´t want gay rallies. I get you don´t want gay flags hanging around everywhere, but this is just wrong. No matter who we are, we are human first. Uhg! Some people really get on my nerves. How hard is it to see that we are all flesh and blood? Smh…

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:20am
  25. Inhuman bastards!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:22am
  26. Omg! He doesn´t mean what you think he means before reading! He´s saying we shouldn´t be allowed to donate blood, sperm or organs! This man is just sick!!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:22am
  27. Every village has an idiot…apparently Russia as more than most.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:24am
  28. If they ever decide to try and invade canada i will be the first to start sticking their heads on pikes.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:26am
  29. This is why we need to keep the pressure on. Organize, protest, petition, tweet, boycott, write or email officials, companies and celebrities. We demand equality worldwide. Stand up. Come out. We are not your scapegoats anymore.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:26am
  30. Idk about anyone else but I will fight these low life communist for my freedoms

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:26am
  31. Get this guy off the air.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:27am
  32. I dont think he means murder but that gays cant get pregnant. Still asinine.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:27am
  33. They are skum they do not deserve the treatment the world gives them

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:27am
  34. Russia is what he USA would be like if it was completely run by Republican social conservatives. Bigoted and hate disguised as religion or politics is harmful to any society.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:28am
  35. hhmmmm i´m about to delete this site…Someone keeps removing my comments…..

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:28am
  36. Based on this and other reports that are coming out of Russia, what they are talking about is genocide. President Obama-that is a reason to boycott the Olympics.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:28am
  37. Its probably server latency

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:30am
  38. When the economy is crap and you want to hang onto power, you scapegoat. Jews, Kulaks, Gays, doesn´t matter, just send them off to the gulag or the concentration camp and you´ll keep the peasants happy (for a little while.)

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:30am
  39. Dont go mai

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:30am
  40. Who will it be next? Probably the muslims and the jews

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:32am
  41. hate is hate

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:33am
  42. ugh.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:35am
  43. “Unsuitable for the continuation of life”. Kremlin-controlled TV. You know the next step is death camps.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:37am
  44. And to think how many Russians died fighting the Nazis. Now some sound just like them.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:44am
  45. when I see what´s going on in the world and, I say to myself ” god, i´m glad i´m gay!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:46am
  46. He´s a fuckin ass hes un worthy **

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:47am
  47. Russia´s depopulation shows ITS government is unsuitable for the continuation of Russia.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:47am
  48. this is 6th grade biology — you need a man and a woman to make a baby

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:48am
  49. Russia, learn from history.

    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a communist.
    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a socialist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.

    – Pastor Martin Martin Niemöller, Holocaust Survivor

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:49am
  50. Bold IDIOT!!!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:49am
  51. It sounds Russia has become the state of Nazism.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:49am
  52. And this is how world war three starts

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:51am
  53. So disgusting.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:51am
  54. I see Hitler in that crowd!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:56am
  55. Scary. Starting to sound like Hitler.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:56am
  56. Their next plan: deport all homosexual persons to the camps & exterminate us all to the gas chambers.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:57am
  57. And what happens when you challenge a underground class of people? They suddenly start to appear everywhere and is on everyone´s minds!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:58am
  58. when are these bums gonna realize there are enough rugrats on this planet, 7 billion at last count, we are doing you a favor! 10 billion in 10 years from now, oh wait overpopulation is no longer an issue!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:02am
  59. That I know, people does not HAVE to continuate the species, they do if they want to. Besides, what are we, lab rats? We humans are free, and if we want to be with someone with whom we can´t have children, NOBODY has any say in it. And if you fear the continuation of species… ALLOW US TO ADOPT, YOU JERK

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:21am
  60. “And their hearts, in case of accident, should be buried in the ground or burned because they are unsuitable for a continuation of life.”

    Sir, you´re thinking of VAMPIRES.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:22am
  61. Russia is so stubborn it would take a miracle for them to know what their doing is wrong

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:24am
  62. scary idiots

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:45am
  63. pfft I don´t even give a shit what they think anymore they´re at the point of no return

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:49am
  64. What a brave man, coming out against an unpopular and hated minority on TV.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:49am
  65. Wow!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:53am
  66. Scary that people like this exist in the world. I wonder if this is his true feeling or saying it to keep the KGB off his family? This is a scary path that we are on. Thankfully, I will never be in Russia to get the chamber.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:57am
  67. sounds like a Stalinista to me…

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:03am
  68. I liked this because I think the best way to handily and hurriedly defeat these idiotic bigots is to hand them a megaphone and point a camera at them.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:08am
  69. The other 30 people who liked it are probably dicks. :)

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:09am
  70. Who picked this country for the Olympics? This is outlandish

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:09am
  71. This guy is an imbeccile. He probably has to take those ´erection pills´ to get & to keep it up, seriously. I have no interest what he does or doesn´t do with his penis. He needs to ´get a life of his own´ & to stop worrying about what others are doing, with other consensual adults. Sir, do something for humanity. Give up all that you have. Feed the poor. Cloth the poor. Help those less fortunate than yourself rather than being remembered as some self-righteous, arrogant, hater of life.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:09am
  72. Who the fuck is this guy to say who is suitable for life? There was another man who said certain people weren´t suitable for life, his name was Aldoph Hitler. Clearly this idiot has learned nothing from the past.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:11am
  73. nazis said the same thing!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:11am
  74. That sick fuck is unsuitable for the continuation of life. The nerve of that tool.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:22am
  75. “Unsuitable for the Continuation of Life”?..Well, lest see~ how about we start with the HATERS~ they don´t deserve to live~ I will stand up and stand strong~ I am NOT afraid and I defend me and mine to my last breath..bring it you coward!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:24am
  76. putin is a scumbag russian

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:28am
  77. genocidal maniacs by any other name are still genocidal maniacs!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:44am
  78. fuck him

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:50am
  79. Germany, 1933

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:02am
  80. As I have been saying, that´s how the Holocaust started.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:13am
  81. This is so eerily like V for Vendetta…

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:16am
  82. Wow…..just wow.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:28am
  83. yes very much like V for vendetta using all channels to use against LGBT people

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:44am
  84. Negativity of others get you no where in life. I used to be hateful but I felt miserable. He is saying that because of peer pressure and so was i.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:48am
  85. People who have hate in their heart and want to hurt others have no reason to exist just like this person.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:51am
  86. Uneducated fool.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:09am
  87. Such amazingly ignorant homophobia:-(

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:19am
  88. what a dick, plain and simple, peer pressure or not

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:39am
  89. opressive

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:54am
  90. Stop raping, torturing, & or molesting children then.

    Checking doesn´t count as that if done right.

    In some cases it has saved lives or helped cherish them during the remainder of time they are still with us.

    I know that you know. That I know that you know. That I know that you know.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:35am
  91. god! stupid is world wide

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:45am
  92. What do you expect.. Ignorant ass

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:29am
  93. Hi Brenda Isawhore, I agree with that lesson.. but not anymore.. if you want to be correct, allow me to remind you of cloning and a new test that will probably blow your mind that a egg started dividing itself with electric chock!! So no man necessary anymore for the continuation of species .. just in case you wan´t 100% the truth .. love back at you xxx

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:53am
  94. Just what this world needs – all heterosexuals so the world population can explode and put more stress on the already over stressed planet. Ask China about their problems. Russia needs to learn a hard lesson.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:47am
  95. HELP. I´m tired of harassment and bullying. I´m Russian. I´m 20 years old. 11/08/2013 I was attacked by Neo-Nazis. I came to the meeting after dating with a man on a dating site. First they asked questions. It lasted about 15-20 minutes. Then all hell broke loose!… they began to mock me. It lasted about half an hour or more. They beat mostly in the abdomen, slightly notched nipples with a knife, used the dildo to bullying, doused with urine, etc. I´m scared to talk about it. I do not know what to do! Now I can´t leave the house. What to do? The police in such cases is idle. If you can help me, please write to me or I die… I do not want that! Vicktor

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:56am
  96. gays are natures BIRTH CONTROL………duh!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:03am
  97. ^ Vicktor……..are you receiving emails?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:05am
  98. Gregory^ no..

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:10am
  99. Nuke the ass hats!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:22am
  100. So a woman or man that is not fertile is unsuited too I guess?????

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:49pm
  101. Can anybody else see this guy with a narrow little mustache?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:52pm
  102. what is wrong with people, wake up

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:33pm
  103. Mr. Putin, let us for a moment assume you are correct. And since arguably the #1 problem in the world right now is over-population, then we SHOULD be promoting homosexuality.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:07pm
  104. Not sure why there seems to be a War on Homosexuality in Russia- but it seems to me that tackling larger issues like: hunger, wage of living, and, the ecology would be more likely to promote a better standard of living, Mr. Putin!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:20pm
  105. @Jon Whitney-It is because having a common enemy unites the masses. In this case, hating on the gays serves two purposes. It gives the Russian populace someone to blame for all their problems, and it unites them behind their leaders. Same tactics used in the Nazi regime under Hitler. They united the populace against the Jewish people and blamed them for all the country´s problems. Uniting the general populace behind Hitler and bringing him almost absolute power. By uniting the populace against Homosexuals, the Russian government does not HAVE to address the issues that are really ruining their country to remain in power.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:35pm
  106. Don´t people have enough God-Damned shit to hate, or to fear, or to otherwise run around flailing their pissed off arms about?? Are the Russians seriously gonna make 5%-10% of their population “criminals”? And just because everyone´s life in Russia sucks for the most part, they always seem to need someone, or some “People” to hate! Sucks!!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:56pm
  107. Hey Russia: until you sort out the fact that people are dying of gangrene en mass in your country because of Krokodil, you have bigger things to worry about than the relationships entered into by consenting adults.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:37pm
  108. He´s still in the closet.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:07pm
  109. Russia´s “mini me”?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:08pm
  110. get a life..

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:10pm
  111. it´s Dr. Evil!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:10pm
  112. BOYCOTT THE DAMN GAMES!!!!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:11pm
  113. why doesn´t he do us a favor of crawling back under his rock….so we could step on it and crush him like a bug

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:12pm
  114. What a disgustingly vile human being

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:14pm
  115. Perhaps all the idiots from this country will go over there and be ignorant together.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:15pm
  116. So sad for this man to have such opinions. Hopefully he can make a complete turn away from such hateful thoughts and words.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:15pm
  117. That´s not human, that´s another thing called a nazi

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:16pm
  118. Russia has plenty of idiots. They don´t need our idiots over there to make things that much more horrendous for the gays.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:17pm
  119. He;s not human, he´s an alien

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:18pm
  120. I guess he has to say that on there T.V Or He will be shot?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:18pm
  121. insanity

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:23pm
  122. This guy is nasty!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:25pm
  123. I don´t understand why we can´t swap them…they can give us their gays and they can have our bigots….problem solved everyone is happy.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:28pm
  124. SO WHAT IS IT TO HIM? IT AIN´T LIKE HE IS SEXY! SHIT, I SEEN DOG SHIT IN MY BACK YARD THAT GET´S 3 SNAPS UP!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:28pm
  125. Yes, because once same sex couples gain equality, straight people will just stop procreating. Is that really what this guy and the people with similar thinking believe?! That is beyond ridiculous. -_-

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:29pm
  126. People like HIM and there are tooooo many need to shut the BLANK UP………sick of seeing these adam henrys……

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:34pm
  127. Oh look, another giant turd in the human punchbowl. *sigh*

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:39pm
  128. Hopefully one of these days he does need an organ transplant and none is available and dies a slow painful death.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:40pm
  129. So are women that are post menopausal…. let´s ask him his opinion of that also.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:40pm
  130. This is how it goes. The intolerant tyrannical Russian government starts the ball rolling with the anti-gay propaganda laws, then the sick twisted minds in their society perpetuate and expand upon the intolerance. We have a holocaust in the making.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:42pm
  131. The guy looks like Dr. Evil.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:42pm
  132. If he doesn´t want gays, just tell the straight couples to stop creating us

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:44pm
  133. Odd, because it sure looks like having a leavening of gays as part of society has HELPED humanity…

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:48pm
  134. @Lauren Glenn,

    You´re entirely correct! And just like how post menopausal women helped us evolve, so too do gays! People who contribute to the survival of the tribe/clan without contributing additional mouths to feed can HELP a society!!!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:50pm
  135. Russia is just backwards. I hope the Winter Olympics get relocated to a more tolerant nation. Russia does not deserve this economic boom or support from other nations.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:56pm
  136. Can we please have their gays then? We´ll take their Jews too, if they like.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:06pm
  137. boycott Russia. Period. Money is Power, always has been. That is life.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:10pm
  138. Similar legal limitations and hate speech like Nazi-Germany did in the begining of Holocaust. Let´s see what is gonna happen.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:27pm
  139. Interesting. How many LGT ppl have biological children? Not only that but have biological children that grew up to be happy, healthy and productive members of society?

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:25pm
  140. Hmm- my mind goes to wandering: what to do with an anchor for an anchor = :(

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:27pm
  141. Russia the New Nazi Germany !!!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:37pm
  142. Shame!

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:47pm
  143. Ggrrrr

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:09pm
  144. Trash.

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:17pm
  145. Get a LIFE ! Old Man !

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:40pm
  146. Boycott

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:46pm
  147. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH P U T I N AND HIS MINIONS ? ? ? He must have gotten jilted by his boyfriend ! ! !

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:52pm
  148. vomit

    Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11:59pm