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Marina Ovsyannikova: What's Changed Since My Protest On Live Russian TV

Ever since journalist Marina Ovsyannikova protested on live Russian television against the war in Ukraine, her life has changed radically. Now that includes writing for leading German daily Die Welt. In her first article, Ovsyannikova explains what drove her action, how police have targeted her and why the Kremlin's propaganda works on so many of her fellow Russians.

Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova during an interview, on April 9​

Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova on April 9

Marina Ovsyannikova

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MOSCOW — My life is divided into a before and an after. Moral principles at some point became more important than well-being, peace of mind and a regular life.

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The war in Ukraine was the point of no return. It was no longer possible to remain silent.

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“I’m a fighter, you know, I’ve done a lot of things in my life, I’ve been around the world twice… I’m not saying this to brag, but to tell you my background," says the 40-year-old. "These days, I’m exhausted, I’m not hungry, I no longer drive, I can’t work anymore, I have restless legs syndrome.” She pauses before adding sadly: “I can’t read anymore either.”

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