Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Non-Political Gesture by Russian Newsreader
25.11.2011 11:33
Non-Political Gesture by Russian Newsreader
Tatyana Limanova Makes the Gesture

Tatyana Limanova, a Russian newsreader of the REN-TV channel, was dismissed on Tuesday because of the showing the finger during live news broadcast. 

      The incident took place on November 14, when the REN-TV presenter Tatyana Limanova made the indecent gesture while reading Obama's name mentioned due to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference.

      "Dmitry Medvedev has become the new head of the APEC conference. Earlier this post was taken by the U.S. President Barack Obama", said Limanova and then showed the finger to the camera.

      But REN-TV said Limanova's gesture was not aimed at Obama, but was addressed to her “editorial staff” colleagues, who were standing off camera and trying to distract her, for a joke. And Limanova didn't know she was on camera when she made it. 

      But the REN-TV management didn't find these explanations convincing. They said this action is the gravest violation of on-air discipline and an unprofessional behaviour. 

      The video footage with that incident was made by one of the viewers and soon became very popular in the Internet. But then there wasn't any reaction of the REN-TV bosses or penalty for Limanova. The measures were taken only a week later, when the foreign press took notice of this video and considered it as an insult of Barack Obama. On November 23, The Daily Telegraph wrote an article about that incident saying that "the scandal was accurately related to the worsening of the Russia-USA bilateral relations".

      Limanova was one of the best newsreaders of the REN-TV channel. In 2010 she was awarded TEFI (Russian prestigious television award) as "The Best Present of a News Broadcast". 


      

Source: Lenta.ru Image: Lenta.ru

      


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian television Russia-USA Tatyana Limanova odd news  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Russian Harpist Alexander Boldachev Performed Solo in Carnegie Hall
23.01.2020
Two More Dollar Billionaires have been Recorded in Russia
31.01.2020
Actress Larisa Golubkina Celebrated her 80th Birthday on Stage
11.03.2020
Jubilee Tour of Russian Actor Dmitry Kharatyan in Germany, Belarus, and Israel
21.01.2020
Dramatist Leonid Zorin Dies
10.04.2020







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian Cinema  Russian Internet  Zenit St Petersburg  Russian cuisine  Izhevsk  Festivals in Moscow  Karachay-Cherkessia  Crimea  international reserves  Free Events  Turgoyak  Concerts in Moscow  Anatoly Serdykov  biology  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian women  Russian figure skating  Krayinvestbank   Observatories   Stavropol Territory  Vandalism  Seals  skating rinks  Russian medicine  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism  Xenophobia  Vladimir Monuments  Russian regions  Russian people  Vladivostok  St. Petersburg  Olympics 2012  Innovations  Monuments in Pskov  Dmitry Livanov  Nina Alovert  Moscow  Cruiser Aurora  Mariinsky theatre  Rolling Stone  My Russia  Bicycles  Russian churches  Russian business  Easter Eggs  Omsk  Sunken Ships   travel to Russia  The Romanov Family 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites