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Lavrov congratulated Kiselyov on his anniversary

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The Russian Foreign Minister wished Kiselyov good health, new creative successes and all the best.

Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian television journalist and CEO of the Rossiya Segodnya international media group, is celebrating his 70th birthday today.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov congratulated Dmitry Kiselyov on his anniversary, pointing out that Smolenskaya Square values time-tested relations.

“On behalf of the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on my own behalf, I cordially congratulate you on your 70th birthday. You have been working productively in the field of professional journalism for almost half a century. Masterfully using pen and word, bring accurate, up-to-date information about events in our country and beyond to the general public,” Lavrov’s congratulation reads.

It is noted that Kiselyov, being the head of one of the largest media holdings in Russia, continues to “make an unsurpassed and creative personal contribution to strengthening our country’s position in the global information space.”

“I would especially like to mention your author’s projects, which are deservedly popular with an audience of millions… Smolenskaya Square cherishes good, time-tested relations with you. We are ready to continue them in the interests of effective information support for the unified foreign policy course of the Russian Federation,” Lavrov stressed.

The Russian Foreign Minister wished Kiselyov good health, new creative successes and all the best.

Biography of Dmitry Kiselyov

Dmitry Konstantinovich Kiselyov was born on April 26, 1954 in Moscow.
He studied at Medical School No. 6. In 1978 he graduated from the Norwegian Department of the Philological Faculty of the Leningrad State University named after A.A. Zhdanov (now St. Petersburg State University).
From 1978 to 1989 he worked for Foreign Broadcasting (Moscow Radio) The State Television of the USSR in the Norwegian and Polish editions, in the World Radio service in English.
In 1989, he began working in television. He was a commentator on the Vremya program, a parliamentary correspondent.
In 1989-1991– he was a presenter of TSN news (a daily news program aired on Central Television). In January 1991, after refusing to read out an official statement in connection with the events in the Baltic States, together with presenter Tatyana Mitkova, he was suspended from conducting information programs.
After the closure of TSN in May 1991, he collaborated with the First German ARD TV channel, the largest German private RTL channel, and the Japanese NHK television company.
In 1992-1994, he was the head of the regional bureau of the Ostankino television company (later ORT, Channel One) in the countries of Northern Europe and the Benelux.
In 1994-1995, he was the host of the Rush Hour program on ORT.
In 1994-1996, he was the author and presenter of the program “Window to Europe” on ORT.
In the period 1995-2001, he was the author and presenter of the program “National Interest” on the TV channels REN-TV, RTR, TNT, TVC. In 1999-2000, he was the author and presenter of the program “In the center of events” on TVC.
In 2000-2004, he was the editor–in-chief of the information service of ICTV (Ukraine), the host of the information program “Facts” and the daily information and analytical program “In Detail with Dmitry Kiselyov” (until 2006).
Since 2003, he began working on the Rossiya channel, where he hosted the new program “Morning Conversation with Dmitry Kiselyov”.
In 2003-2004, he was the host of the Parliamentary Hour program. He worked with documentary programs.
In 2005, he became the host of the Vesti program. Details”.
In 2005-2006, he was the presenter of the information and analytical program Vesti+.
From 2006 to 2008, he hosted the Vesti program (at 20.00) paired with Maria Sittel.
From 2006 to March 2012, he was the host of the socio-political talk show “National Interest”.
From July 2008 to July 2012, he held the position of Deputy General Director of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK). He supervised the entire information direction of the media corporation: the directorate of information programs of the Rossiya channel, the Vesti 24 channel, the information services of the radio stations Mayak, Radio of Russia, Vesti FM.
From March to June 2012, he was the host of the socio-political talk show “The Historical Process”.
From September 2012 to the present, he has been the author and presenter of the Vesti Nedelya program on the Rossiya TV channel.
On December 9, 2013, by decree of the President of Russia, he was appointed Director General of the FSUE International News Agency Rossiya Segodnya (now the international media group Rossiya Segodnya), created on the basis of RIA Novosti.
From January 2014 (except 2017) to 2019, he was the host of traditional Christmas interviews with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.
From September 2015 to December 2015, he hosted the intellectual game “Knowledge is Power” on the Rossiya TV channel.
In 2003, on the initiative of Dmitry Kiselyov and his friends, the Koktebel Jazz Party Jazz Festival appeared.
Chairman of the Media Council of the Russian-Chinese Peace, Friendship and Development Committee.
Member of the Presidium of the Society of Russian Literature.
Member of the Public Chamber of Russia (2023-2026).
He is a member of the Commission for the Development of the Information Society, Mass Media and mass Communications of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
He is the author of the documentaries Sakharov, 100 Days of Gorbachev, 100 Days of Yeltsin, 1/6 of the Land, The Great Russian Revolution (2017), The Red Project (2022).
Co-author of the book “Kiselyov vs Zlobin. The Battle for the Deeply Personal” (2019).
He was awarded the Orders of Friendship (2011), Honor (2018), “For Services to the Fatherland” IV degree (2014), St. Sergius of Radonezh II degree (2014).
Laureate of the prize of the Union of Journalists of the Russian Federation “Golden Pen of Russia (2023) in the nomination “Golden Pen of Russian Journalism”.
He speaks English, French, Norwegian and Swedish.



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