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"Rossiya Segodnya" propagandist dies at a training range in occupied Crimea

28.10.2022, 19:34
Photo: Andrey Lepikhin / TASS
Photo: Andrey Lepikhin / TASS

Svetlana Babaeva, the head of "Rossiya Segodnya" media group's regional branch in Simferopol, died in Russian-occupied Crimea, Meduza reports.

She died at one of the training ranges due to an accident during military sports shooting practice.

"Bright, restless Svetlana is a top notch professional with a bright journalistic biography. The warmest person who was passionately rooting for Russia. Always eager to get "behind the tape," to support our heroes. A wayward bullet..." Russian propagandist, "Rossiya Segodnya" CEO Dmitry Kiselyov commented on the death.

According to Meduza, in 2004–2006, Svetlana Babaeva headed RIA Novosti's representative office in the UK, and in 2008–2012 she was the editor-in-chief of the agency's US office. She also worked as the deputy editor-in-chief of the "Moscow News" newspaper, editor-in-chief of the "Profil" magazine. In 2013–2016, Babaeva was the head of the Gazeta.Ru editorial team. After that, she worked at MIA "Rossiya Segodnya".

As IMI reported, on October 23, Russian propagandist Semen Pegov has been wounded in Donetsk oblast. He has been hospitalized with a wound in the leg.

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