Peskov called the death of the journalist of Rossiya Segodnya Babayeva an irreparable loss

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov

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Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the tragic death of the head of the Rossiya Segodnya representative office Svetlana Babayeva an irreparable loss. This became known on Friday, October 28.

Babaeva died in an accident. She led the division of the Russia Today media group in Crimea since 2019, informs RIA News. “For many years we worked with Sveta together. Actually, she was in the very first composition of the presidential pool. She was a multi-talented journalist and just a charming woman,” Peskov said.

According to the presidential press secretary, this is a tragedy. And it is very difficult to believe in it. “She will be greatly missed. I believe that this is a great loss for our entire journalistic world,” he said.

Babaeva was born on June 24, 1972 in Moscow, a graduate of the law faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Worked for newspapers Moscow News and Izvestia. From 2004 to 2006, the journalist headed the representative office of RIA Novosti in the UK. After returning to Russia, she worked as deputy editor-in-chief at Moscow News, then as editor-in-chief of Profile. In August 2019, she was appointed head of the regional division of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency in Simferopol.

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