She Was the Head of a Russian TV Station. Now She's an Enemy of the State

When she established TV Rain in 2008, Natalya Sindeyeva could never have imagined that Putin's regime would one day target her channel. 'I told our employees: we’d either have to stop reporting everything that’s happening in Ukraine, or we’d have to stop working'

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Natalya Sindeyeva in "F@ck This Job"
Natalya Sindeyeva in 'F@ck This Job.' 'When the war in Ukraine began, we decided to continue working as long as we could.'
Liza Rozovsky
Liza Rozovsky

Natalya Sindeyeva, the founder and CEO of the Russian news channel TV Rain (Dozhd), addressed viewers after a 3 P.M. news bulletin on March 3, and told them it was the last one for now. “I wrote a short speech for myself,” she said, “but I can’t read it as I’d just cry again – and I don’t want to. We’ve been through a lot, we’ve faced many difficulties. We never yielded, and we aren’t yielding now. It’s not a surrender. We need to think about preserving everything we’ve worked on for years and how to continue this work.”

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