Lidia was born and raised in Krasnodar and comes from a family of journalists. At university she studied foreign languages but has worked in television since the age of 16. Her varied experience includes presenting an entertainment programme and being a special correspondent for a news department. Throughout her early career, Lidia always dreamed of making documentaries and telling captivating stories. She has worked for RT since 2009, when she moved to Moscow.
Lidia has a broad spectrum of interests, including outer space, mulled wine, the Treasure Island cartoon, the Strugatsky brothers, skydiving and medieval history. She believes that ‘42’ is the correct answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe and everything and is not fond of cats, with the exception her own, whom she called, Cat!
Lidia adores her job and describes herself as having a gentle nature, but says she’s far from docile.