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Marina Ovsyannikova Wiki
|Marina Ovsyannikova (Мари́на Овся́нникова)
|Journalist, editor and swimmer
|Protesting against the Russian war in Ukraine
|Date of Birth/Birthday
|19 June 1978
|43 Years Old
|Zodiac Sign/Star Sign
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|in Feet-Inches – 5’ 8” in meters – 1.75 m in centimeters – 175 cm
|in Kilograms – 60 kg in Pounds – 132 lbs
Family Members And Relatives
Boyfriends & Marital Status
|Current Relationship Status
Education, School & College
|Kuban State University – Kubsu
Marina Ovsyannikova’s War Protest
Marina Ovsyannikova was an editor at the state-run television station Channel One. While a news anchor was presenting live on tv, Marina walked onset and stood behind the anchor and, in clear view of the cameras, held up a large sign which she had written a statement on using a marker pen.
The English translation of her banner that had been written in her native Russian said –
“Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. They’re lying to you.”
Marina also pre-recorded a video which we have provided below with English subtitles.
What Happened To Marina Ovsyannikova?
Within a few seconds of Marina Ovsyannikova walking live on set with the banner, the television station cut to an unrelated video in an attempt to censor her protest.
She was promptly removed from the stage and held until Russian police arrived. Marina was then taken into custody and charged with unlawful protest.
Marina later faced court and was fined 30,000 rubles, which in the current state of the Russian economy, is equivalent to US$285. It was feared by her lawyers that she would be prosecuted under the new Russian criminal law that which could have seen her imprisoned for up to 15 years.
Although Marina avoided prison and can easily afford the fine, she no longer has a position at Channel One, and her prospects of finding employment are low, given the Kremlin will look unfavorably at any company that employs her.
Despite being released from custody, it is also not an exaggeration to say her life is potentially at risk. The Russian state has a history of silently and sometimes not so silently punishing dissenters.
Marina, for now, however, has stated she has no plans of leaving Russia.
Several fake Twitter accounts have since been opened in her name but the company has been quick to suspend them.
Her personal Facebook account has been flooded with comments, mostly supportive.
Her Instagram account has been made private.
Translated Protest Video
“What is happening in Ukraine is a crime. Russia is an aggressor country and the responsibility for this aggression rests on the conscience of only one person. That person is Vladimir Putin.
My father is Ukrainian, my mother is Russian, and they’ve never been enemies. This necklace I’m wearing is a symbol of that fact that Russia must immediately end this fratricidal war and our fraternal peoples will still be able to reconcile.
Unfortunately, I’ve spent the last few years working for Kremlin propaganda, and I’m very ashamed of this. Ashamed that I allowed lies to be broadcast from TV screens. Ashamed that I allowed others to zombify Russian people.
We were silent in 2014 when all this started. We didn’t protest when the Kremlin poisoned Navalny.
We just silently watched this inhuman regime at work.
And now the whole world has turned its back on us.
And the next 10 generations won’t wash away the stain of this fratricidal war. We Russians are thinking and intelligent people. It’s in our power alone to stop all this madness. Go protest. Don’t be afraid of anything.
They can’t lock us all away.”
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