Svetlana Babaeva

Who is Svetlana Babaeva and did she really die in Crimea

Svetlana Valerievna Babaeva – Advisor to the International Information Agency “Russia Today”.

A page on the website of the Council of the Russian Federation for Foreign and Defense Policy is devoted to it.


Svetlana Babaeva was born on June 24, 1972, in Moscow, Russia.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University.

She worked in the Moscow News newspaper in the economics department, then in the Izvestia newspaper, and headed the politics department.

She was the head of the representative office of RIA Novosti in the UK.

After returning from London, she worked as deputy editor-in-chief at the Moscow News newspaper, then as editor-in-chief of the Profile magazine.

In 2008-2012 she was the editor-in-chief of the RIA Novosti bureau in the USA.

2012-2013 — Deputy Head of the United Editorial Board of Moscow News.

Worked in the presidential and government pools; main topics: Russian domestic and foreign policy, economics.

2013-2016 — editor-in-chief of the Internet portal

Since November 2016, he has been an adviser to MIA Rossiya Segodnya.

Svetlana Babaeva
Svetlana Babaeva. Photo Source:

Is Svetlana Babaeva really dead?

On October 28, 2022, Rossiya Segodnya reported that Svetlana Babayeva had died in an accident at a training ground in Crimea.

The publication “Moskovsky Komsomolets” writes that Svetlana Babaeva died during the shooting due to the rebound of a bullet.

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