Oksana Baulina is a producer and journalist for The Insider.
She has a Twitter.
“chief of video operations,” Oksana Baulina wrote in her profile.
She was born on November 1, 1979, in Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia.
Oksana Baulina worked for 13 years in various glossy magazines in Russia.
She was an editor-in-chief at the Open Russia website.
Since January 2017, she came to work at the headquarters of the Russian politician Alexei Navalny in preparation for the elections, began to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption Foundation.
She began to work on video and the Navalny Live channel there as a creative producer and editor-in-chief.
After the Foundation for the Fight against Corruption in Russia was included in the list of extremists Oksana Baulina was forced to leave the Russian Federation.
She also worked for Radio Liberty and Belsat.
The place of residence in the profile on her Facebook page indicated Warsaw, Poland.
As a correspondent for The Insider, Oksana Baulina went to Ukraine, where she made several reports from Lviv and Kyiv.
How Oksana Baulina died
On March 23, The Insider reported that Oksana Baulina died in Kyiv under fire.
“The Insider journalist Oksana Baulina died under shelling in Kyiv while on an editorial assignment. She filmed the destruction after the shelling of the Podolsky district of the capital by Russian troops and came under new rocket fire. Another civilian died with her, two people accompanying her were wounded and hospitalized,” the report says.
“The Insider expresses its deepest condolences to Oksana’s family and friends. We will continue to cover the war in Ukraine, including such Russian war crimes as the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas where civilians and journalists are killed,” The Insider added.
The last post by Oksana Baulina on Facebook is dated March 5, 2022.
“10th day of the war. I have no words of encouragement for all of us other than these,” she wrote, showing a photo of a poster at a bus stop in Russia showing the death mask of the tyrant and dictator Joseph Stalin.
This is a clear allusion to the death of Vladimir Putin.
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an open full-scale war against Ukraine.
Under what circumstances did Oksana Baulina die
Timur Olevsky, the chief news editor of The Insider, said on the stream of Russian journalist Alexander Plushev that Oksana Baulina was accompanied by two SBU officers and two policemen, Meduza reports.
One of the SBU officers accompanying her also died in the strike, he said.
According to Olevsky, as part of her business trip to Ukraine, Oksana Baulina went to Lviv, where she recorded several interviews with Russian prisoners, including conscripts (these materials have not yet been published).
According to the original plan, she was supposed to leave Ukraine after that, but, according to Olevsky, she “persuaded” her escorts to go to Kyiv.
“They agreed, consulted, and decided that it might be safe. Added extra security. In Kyiv, she survived a [more than 24-hour] curfew, and on March 23, 2022, she went to the site of a Russian shopping center being bombed by a rocket, because “how can you not film it.” It is quite far from the line of contact,” Olevsky said.
He stated that the strike, according to preliminary data, could have been delivered by a Russian kamikaze drone “Cube”.
On the same day, three such drones were shot down in Kyiv.
“[The explosion site] is far enough away [from the line of contact] that a 120-millimeter mine could not reach there, which leaves a trail similar to the one left at the explosion site. <…> Also, this crater is not big enough for a Grad or an artillery shell. The only weapon that fits the description of those damages, the scattering of fragments and the distance from the place of war, <…> is, oddly enough, the Russian kamikaze drone “Cube” from the Kalashnikov concern,” Olevsky said.
Read also about producer Alexandra Kuvshinova and how she died near Kyiv.