Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova came in the annual project of the British Agency BBC “100 women in the world 2016″ – the list of “the most influential and inspirational” women who will be dedicated to a series of videos of the company.
The list includes women from different countries, who have achieved fame in such spheres as art, religion, business, science, sports, health, rights protection, journalism, politics.
Among politicians, in addition to Zakharova, the BBC list includes four women, 27-year-old student activist from Congo Alin Mocovi Nimes, a member of the youth movement, advocating for political changes in the Eastern Congo; 39-year-old pop singer and democratic activist in Hong Kong and Denis Ho; 31-year-old Pakistani activist Karim Baloch, advocating for the independence of the Pakistani province of Balochistan; 51-year-old Frenchwoman Rashida Dati, the former Minister of justice protecting the rights of Muslim women and minorities.
40-year-old Maria Zakharova BBC describes as follows, at the same time explaining the reason for the inclusion in the list: “Press Secretary of the MFA of Russia; she became the first ever woman to hold this position, and was impressed by his militant and vivid style.”
The mention of “militancy” reflects, perhaps, serious relationship Zakharova with the Western media, criticism of which is included in the compulsory program of her performances. In may, she accused the Euronews TV channel in the placement of false information on the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, and in August – Reuters in writing a “formal portrait” of the Crimea.
In October, the BBC Russian service from Zakharova got a portion of criticism over the investigation of the activities of the RT TV channel in the UK. She accused journalists of service in an unsuccessful attempt to compromise the broadcaster in connection with the story about the threat of closing her accounts in the British Bank NatWest.