Margarita Simonyan


Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today TV channel, editor-in-chief of international news agency "Rossiya Segodnya".

Graduated from Kuban State University and the Vladimir Pozner School forTelevision Excellence.

Worked at the Krasnodar TV and radio company. Rostov-on-Don-based correspondent for VGTRK. Special correspondent for Vesti TV program. Member of the Presidential Journalists’ Pool. Covered the hostage drama in Beslan.

Since 2005, Editor-in-Chief of the Russia Today TV channel.

Member of the BOD of the First TV Channel. Member of the Russian Civic Chamber of the third convocation. Member of the Public Council under the Main Directorate of the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior for the city of Moscow.

Laureate of the “Professional Courage” award of the Kuban Union of Journalists.

Recipient of Russian and foreign state awards.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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