Well-known Russian journalist died at a shooting range in Crimea

According to Russian media, Svetlana Babayeva, head of the Simferopol division of Rossiya Segodnya, died in Crimea. She died “as a result of an accident at one of the training grounds in the Crimea, where she was engaged in military sports shooting.”

The head of the regional division of the Rossiya Segodnya MIA in Simferopol, Svetlana Babayeva, as reported in the press service of the media holding, died in an accident at the Crimean training ground.

Svetlana Babaeva was born on June 24, 1972 in Moscow. In the period from 2004 to 2006, she headed the representative office of RIA Novosti in the UK, in 2008-2012 she held the position of editor-in-chief of the RIA Novosti bureau in the USA. In 2012-2013, she worked as deputy head of the united editorial office of Moscow News.

The head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, called the death of Babayeva an irreparable loss. He also expressed condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

For three years – from 2013 to 2016 – Babaeva was the editor-in-chief of the Gazeta.Ru Internet portal. In December 2016, she became an adviser to MIA Rossiya Segodnya, and in August 2019 she was appointed head of the regional division of MIA Rossiya Segodnya in Simferopol, reports TASS.

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