Who is Marina Ovsyannikova?
Marina Ovsyannikova is a Russian journalist and TV producer working at Channel One Russia TV channel as an editor. She gained media attention in March 2022, after disrupting a state-controlled Russian TV news program to protest by opposing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which made international headlines.
Marina Ovsyannikova Age
Ovsyannikova is 44 years old .She was born in 1978 in Russia.
Marina Ovsyannikova Height
Ovsyannikova stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Marina Ovsyannikova Family
Ovsyannikova was born to a Russian mother and a Ukrainian father. More information about her family and childhood including her parents and siblings is not available. She has always mentioned that she will thank her mother and family members for supporting her in education and career path. This section will be updated as soon as information about his parents is available.
Marina Ovsyannikova Husband
Ovsyannikova is married to a state-controlled Russian TV director, although the pair is said to have “recently separated” according to one credible source. The couple has two children together and Marina lives with the two children in New Moscow.
Marina Ovsyannikova Education
Ovsyannikova graduated from the Kuban State University and also the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Marina Ovsyannikova Salary
Ovsyannikova’s annual salary is estimated to be between $70 k and $100 k. Her exact salary figure is still not available but will be updated soon.
Marina Ovsyannikova Net Worth
Ovsyannikova has an estimated net worth ranging between $100 k – $500 k. She has earned this figure from her successful career as a journalist. Her exact net worth figure will be updated soon.
Marina Ovsyannikova Anti-War Protest
On 14 March 2022, during a live broadcast of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the nightly news show Vremya, which had millions of viewers, Marina stood behind the news anchor, Ekaterina Andreeva, holding a poster stating in a mix of Russian and English;
не верьте пропаганде,
здесь вам врут.
Translating to English, the sign read;
“Stop the war, don’t believe the propaganda, here you are being lied to.
Russians against war.”
The broadcast was stopped immediately and the news program’s tape was not accessible for download, which is unusual for the TV station. Marina is the first Russian journalist to speak out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, although 20 RT journalists had already left in protest at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Ovsyannikova was arrested by Russian authorities in compliance with the new laws, and she was subjected to censorship about what the Russian state claims is a special military operation in Ukraine. Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, termed the protest “hooliganism.”
After the event, the video footage was rapidly shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter, attracting extensive global media coverage. On March 15, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy thanked her during one of his broadcasts. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont praised Marina, saying she had “incredible courage.”
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Ovsyannikova was arrested and taken to the Ostankino Police Station in Moscow. Her lawyer was unable to contact or locate her for more than 12 hours. Her whereabouts remained unknown the morning after the broadcast. According to reports, Ovsyannikova could face up to 15 years in prison under Russia’s disinformation laws for her conduct in the Ukrainian invasion.
Marina Ovsyannikova Fake Tweeter Account
On the morning of March 15, a tweet from a Twitter account using her name stated that she had no regrets and that she was under house arrest; also, the post stated “I need your endorsement though. #StopTheWar ” the Twitter account was deleted by noon. The unverified twitter account that many thought belonged to Ms Ovsyannikova has now been removed after it was discovered to be fake. The account, which was started last month, rapidly garnered over 11,000 followers after tweeting on Tuesday.
Marina Ovsyannikova in Court
Ovsyannikova was earlier reported missing by lawyers who stated that they had been searching for her all night. Later the same day, she has reportedly been charged with staging an unauthorized event. The administrative charge could be punished with a fine, community work or up to ten days in jail. There were fears she would be prosecuted under a more serious new criminal law that forbids referring to Russia’s military operations in Ukraine as a “invasion” or sharing “false news” about the conflict.