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Life

Life (stylized as L!FE, formerly LifeNews) is a Russian news website and 24-hour television channel that is owned by the News Media holding company. The TV channel was officially launched in September 2013. As of February 2014, it had a potential audience of 30 million subscribers. The channel's editor-in-chief is Anatoly Suleymanov. and it is owned by Ashot Gabrelyanov. The Gabrelyanovs operate in different sectors of Russian life from showbusiness to the security services. According to an article in The Moscow Times an influence on their recent success has been loyalty to the Kremlin. "The father, Aram Gabrelyanov, refers to President Vladimir Putin as the "father of the nation". One of Putin's oldest friends spent $80 million to become a key shareholder in the Gabrelyanovs' holding company, News Media, providing it with a flood of cash for investment.' In September 2014 Ukraine's National Council of Television banned 15 Kremlin-run channels, including Life News, for what they claimed was war propaganda. In 2015 News Media cut around 15 to 17 percent of the employees of Lifenews. Life has been shut down on August 18, 2017. Previously it has been published that the TV channel is about to reduce staff. ()

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Patrick Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:6370, Added: 07/15/2019