Full name:
Belova Olga Nikolaevna

Date of Birth:
19 July 1976



Professional field/official position/biography:

Russian TV presenter and TV journalist, presenter of the final information program "The main thing with Olga Belova" on the Zvezda TV channel since April 7, 2019. Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia, member of the presidium of the All-Russian public movement "Mothers of Russia".

Born in Moscow in 1976.

Before joining journalism, she began her career as a lawyer, and worked as a legal assistant in the field of copyright protection. In 1999 she graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy. In 2015, she graduated with honors from the RANEPA master's program and defended her master's thesis at the Department of National Security and Public Administration of the Faculty of National Security of the same university. Published the monograph "Information television broadcasting as a factor in ensuring the national security of the Russian Federation" (2015).

Since 2000, she worked on the NTV channel, where she hosted news programs, a year later she was entrusted with conducting special broadcasts during such significant events as the 9.11 terrorist attack in the USA, the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the First Maidan in Ukraine, the terrorist attack in Nord-Ost.

From 2016 to 2018, together with Andrei Norkin, she hosted the odious, propaganda talk show "Meeting Place". Working in tandem with Norkin was not hindered by a long-standing enmity with him, as Russian politician Vladimir Kara-Murza wrote about. In 2018, she also hosted the propaganda TV show «Reaction» on NTV.
In 2019, she switched to the official TV channel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "Zvezda", where until today she has been hosting the weekly program "The main thing with Olga Belova".Author of the documentary "Syria: A Long Road to Peace". Since April 2021, he has been conducting author's streams on YouTube channel «Zvezda LIVE». Since 2022, streams began to appear on TV channel «Zvezda» as a program called “Hello, comrades!”.

She has several state awards, including since 2018, on the orders of Putin, she was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 1st degree.

Included in the sanctions list of Ukraine for "spreading Kremlin propaganda in support of Russian policy." It is supposed to block assets on the territory of the country, suspend the fulfillment of economic and financial obligations, stop cultural exchanges and cooperation, and deprive Ukrainian state awards.

Accused of:

In organizing and conducting Kremlin propaganda, including in the form of justifying the Kremlin's foreign policy, unleashing an aggressive war against Ukraine. So since 2000, Olga Belova has been working on the odious propaganda channel NTV, where she broadcasts news broadcasts expounding the official position of the Putin regime. From 2016 to 2018, she was a co-host of the odious propaganda talk show “Meeting Place”, where the policy of Ukraine and the West towards the Russian Federation was publicly criticized and ridiculed, the actions of the Putin regime were justified, including the annexation of Crimea, waging a hybrid war in the Donbass. To achieve the goals of the program, pseudo-experts were used who supported the pro-Kremlin narrative, their obviously weak opponents, who were supposed to create illusions of pluralism on the program, but lose in argumentation to pro-government speakers, ridiculed by them, including from the hosts. In addition, paid viewers were recruited for the program, who, according to the conditions of the program, applaud and support pro-government speakers in other ways and imitate indignation at anti-Putin speeches.

Since 2019, she has been working on the official channel «Zvezda» of the Ministry of Defense, where she broadcast the position of the ministry, advertised the Russian armed forces, and continued to promote the policies of the ruling regime. This activity intensified especially after the start of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which was justified both by the authors of the reports and by Belova herself in the introductions to them. The response of the West to the actions of the Russian Federation, including sanctions, Belova very emotionally characterized as "an information special operation against Russia", "unprecedented pressure."

Another sign of Belova’s increased propaganda activity is the organization of the YouTube channel «Zvezda Live», on which she released content regularly, and not once a week as before on the TV channel «Zvezda». Since 2022, these streams began to appear on the channel itself. The Youtube administration has repeatedly blocked broadcasts of «Zvezda Live» for inciting violence; the channel itself is not available in many EU countries. Belova was extremely indignant at this fact, demanded that the Russian authorities apply sanctions against Youtube, since the hosting allegedly "creates barriers for the dissemination of objective information about the special operation." Of particular danger is the fact that the streams have subtitles in English, Belova does not hide the fact that the channel is trying to broadcast the pro-Kremlin position to a foreign audience.

Links and materials

War and sanctions – “Belova Olga Nikolaevna”

“The main thing with Olga Belova”  –  an example of broadcast on TV channel «Zvezda»

“Conversation about the main thing”: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin spoke about the unprecedented pressure on Russia in the UN and the consequences of withdrawing from the HRC

Procrastination is like death: journalist Olga Belova suggests urgently developing Rutube

Zvezda Live website

Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr.: Norkin hated Belova

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