Tigran KeosayanThursday, March 19, 2020
Tigran Edmondovich Keosayan (born January 4, 1966, Moscow) is a Russian film director, actor and writer of Armenian origin.
He is a winner of International Film Festival Prize's including TEFI, Kinotavr and Window to Europe 2001.
Keosayan is the son of Armenian-Russian film director and composer Edmond Keosayan and actress Laura Gevorkyan. He studied at the all-Union (now - all-Russian) state Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).
Keosayan is the director of many modern Russian films included Katyka and Shiz (1992), Poor Sasha (1997), Lily of the Valley Silvery (2005), Hare Over the Abyss (2006), The Twelve Chairs musical (2003), a large number of clips for Mikhail Shufutinsky, Igor Sarukhanov, Irina Allegrova. He is co-operated with Fyodor Bondarchuk, Alexander Zbruev and others.
Keosayan is an anchorman of the daily (from Monday to Thursday) analytical talk show "With Tigran Keosayan" on the major Russian private TV channel REN-TV.
On March 10, 2020, an Anti-Corruption Foundation investigation revealed embezzlement of the state budget of Russia and various corruption schemes associated with the television program "The International Sawmill" (ru. "Международная пилорама" / "Mezhdunarodnaya pilorama"), broadcast on prime-time on the Russian federal channel NTV.
In several of the program’s episodes, Keosayan insults and slanders leaders of various countries such as France, the United States, and Turkey. Emmanuel Macron is frequently incorrectly described, using vulgarities, as a homosexual. And obeying the "personality cult of Putin," the president of Russia is exalted.