Russian journalist fired over Hitler comparison

Dmitry Gubin was dismissed from Vesti FM radio station on Friday, after criticising the St Petersburg Governor, Valentina Matviyenko, on his morning show. The station’s general producer has said that he was fired for his “impermissible on-air style”. The offending remarks included his description of St Petersburg as “the hole of a rural loo instead of the window to Europe” and his provocative “Seig Heil, dear Valentina Ivanovna (Matviyenko)”.  Unrepentant, he continued to liken Matviyenko to Hitler.