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‘The cognitive dissonance became unbearable’: Meduza’s interview with former state TV employee Marina Ovsyannikova
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On March 14, during a live broadcast on Russian state television network Channel One, a station employee named Marina Ovsyannikova ran out on stage behind the news anchor, unfurled an antiwar sign, and shouted antiwar slogans. After the broadcast, Ovsyannikova was immediately arrested; she was later convicted of participating in an unauthorized protest and fined 30 thousand rubles (about $250). The authorities are now conducting a preliminary inquiry into Ovsyannikova. Meduza special correspondent Svetlana Reiter spoke with Ovsyannikova about her start at Channel One in the 2000s -- and why this war was her breaking point. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/03/21/the-cognitive-dissonance-became-unbearable