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Alexander Evseevich Khinshtein (Russian: Алекса́ндр Евсе́евич Хинште́йн; born 26 October 1974, Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Soviet and Russian journalist and politician. He is a deputy from the Samara constituency of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly. He was a member of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th State Dumas. He is currently a member of the 8th State Duma. Deputy Secretary of the General Council of United Russia since 23 November 2019, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications since 22 January 2020. He is one of the architects of anti-LGBT legislation that bans "promoting LGBT propaganda", saying, "LGBT today is an element of hybrid warfare and in this hybrid warfare we must protect our values, our society and our children,"

Alexander Khinshtein (2023-03-18)
Khinshtein with a member of the Madagascar delegation at the 2nd International Parliamentary Conference “Russia-Africa” in Moscow, 18 March 2023

Personal life

Khinshtein was born in Russia to Jewish family. His father Yevsey Abramovich Khinshtein and mother Inna Abramovna Regirer are engineers.

Sanctions

Sanctioned by the UK government in 2022 in relation to Russo-Ukrainian War.

Honours and awards

  • Order of Honour
  • Medal 2nd class of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland
  • Medal Defender of a Free Russia
  • Medal of Zhukov
  • Jubilee Medal "300 Years of the Russian Navy"
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg"
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow"
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