28 Oct 2022 21:21
The regional head of Rossiya Segodnya in Simferopol, Svetlana Babaeva, died in a tragic accident at a shooting range on Friday. With her, the group has lost a professional journalist and committed media manager.
The regional head of the media holding responsible for Crimea and the Liberated Territories Rossiya Segodnya (“Russia Today”) Svetlana Babayeva died in a tragic accident at one of Crimea’s training grounds on Friday. Babayeva pursued her hobby there, which was military sport shooting, the press service said RIA Novosti With.
Dmitri Kiselyov, the general director of Rossiya Segodnya, is quoted as saying:
“A professional at the highest level with a colorful journalistic background. A warm-hearted person who strongly supported Russia. She always aspired to get out of the office and into the field, wanting to support our heroes. A stray bullet cut her life short.”
The boss of rt Margarita Simonyan expressed her dismay at the sudden and far too early death of her colleague on Telegram.
The provisional head of administration of the Kherson region, which also falls within the remit of the regional administration in Simferopol, Vladimir Saldo, expressed his condolences to the colleagues and the husband of the journalist who died in the accident. She did a lot to build up media structures in the new Russian regions and will never be forgotten, Saldo wrote on Telegram in the evening.
Further expressions of condolence from other personalities in political and social life as well as journalistic colleagues are arriving in large numbers at the moment.
Babayeva was born in Moscow on June 24, 1972 and studied journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She worked at the newspaper Moskovskye Novosti in the business department and then in the newspaper Izvestia in the policy department. From 2004 to 2006 she was Head of the UK Representation of RIA Novosti. After returning from London, she worked as deputy editor at Moskovskye Novosti and then as editor-in-chief of the magazine profile. From 2008 to 2012 she was Editor-in-Chief of the RIA Novosti-Offices in the United States. She worked in the presidential and government pools, her main subjects were Russian domestic and foreign policy, as well as the economy.
From 2013 to 2016 Babayeva was the editor-in-chief of the online portal Gazeta.ru. In December 2016, she became an advisor to the news agency Rossiya Segodnyaand as of August 2019 she was Head of the Regional Department of Rossiya Segodnya in Simferopol.