- Whatever You Say March 17
Apparently not so thrilled with the United States' condemnation of Russia's decision to seize control of the Crimean peninsula via an election, a news anchor on the state-backed news network Russia 1 reminded viewers Sunday night that Russia is "the only country in the world capable of turning the U.S.A. into radioactive dust."
The comments came from Dmitry K. Kiselyov, an anchor who was handpicked by his friend Vladimir Putin to manage Russia Today. Kiselyov's words were matched a with a radioactive plume exploding on a gigantic screen behind him. The firebrand rhetoric is not out of the ordinary for Kiselyov, who's well known for his "mad as hell" diatribes, but it still "stunned" viewers.
Watch the clip, which is in Russian, below — because you don't need a translator to pick up on Kiselyov's anger. --Jordan Valinsky
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