Natalia Karachkova is a journalist, film director and scriptwriter. She is graduate of Kuban State University's Faculty of Journalism (2001) and Moscow's Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (2014). As a filmmaker, she has written and directed two live action short films "Bez Kresta" (Without A Cross) and "Lozhny Avtostop" (Hiking Game).
In 1999, she began her television career working in news. Since then she has made her own programmes, documentaries and reality shows for Russian national television and RT, as well as written scripts for cinema. She has made a number of live action Russian television series (for media organisations such as Amedia, RTV and Russkoe), and worked as an assistant director on the feature film "Put'" (The Way). She joined RT as a documentary filmmaker in December 2015.