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Maria Golovnina is a Russian journalist and news anchor. She was born on 4 June 1980 in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. She is best known for her work as a correspondent for Reuters in Moscow and Tokyo. Golovnina graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2003. She began her career as a correspondent for Reuters in Moscow in 2004. In 2008, she moved to Tokyo to become the agency's Tokyo bureau chief. She was the first Russian journalist to cover the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. In 2013, Golovnina returned to Moscow to become the editor-in-chief of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. She was appointed to the position by the Russian government. She left the position in 2014. Golovnina is currently a freelance journalist and news anchor. She has appeared on various Russian television networks, including Channel One, NTV, and Russia-1. She is also a regular contributor to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. Golovnina is 40 years old. Her height is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm). Her estimated net worth is unknown.

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Occupation Journalist
Age 34 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 4 June, 1980
Birthday 4 June
Birthplace RSFSR, USSR
Date of death February 23, 2015
Died Place Islamabad, Pakistan
Nationality Russia

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In 2015, Golovnina was found unconscious in the bathroom of her office in Islamabad, after reporting that she felt sick to her stomach, and was rushed to hospital but died on the way, at the age of 34. Preliminary autopsy findings at the Pakistan Institute for Medical Sciences concluded that she died of asphyxiation due to a blockage in her upper respiratory tract. The autopsy also reported that markings were found around Golovnina's neck, though the cause of the marks has not been determined. Tissue and fluid samples were sent to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency for further analysis, and to rule out poisoning as a cause of death.

A memorial service took place for Maria Golovnina in June 2015, attended by 200 people, at St. Bride's Church, London's so-called journalists' church.


In 2010 Golovnina saved the life of Reuters’ photographer Shamil Zhumativ in Kyrgyzstan, who had been attacked and beaten by a crowd of protesters in the central square of Bishkek. Golovnina rallied other journalists and a crowd of locals and convinced the protesters to release Zhumativ who she then took to a hospital.


Golovnina began working for Reuters in 2001 in Tokyo. She worked in London, Singapore and Seoul before being posted in Russia from 2002 to 2005, where she covered topics such as the Moscow theater hostage crisis. In 2005, she became Reuters' chief correspondent in Central Asia. She covered the presidential election in Afghanistan in 2009 and did several stints in Iraq. She moved to the London editing desk in 2010. In 2011, she traveled to Tripoli to cover the Libyan Civil War, where she was a part of the team that received Reuters' first Pulitzer Prize nomination in its history. In 2013, she became Reuters' bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a position she held until her death in 2015.


Maria Golovnina (Russian: Мария Васильевна Головнина ; 4 June 1980 – 23 February 2015), was a Japanese-Russian journalist, best known for her reporting in Central Asia, being the Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and for the circumstances of her death.