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

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

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.

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