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Russia: Sveta from Ivanovo to NTV

NTV has announced [ru] that RuNet sensation and Nashi member Svetlana Kuritsyna will host a weekly TV show where she interviews Russia's “greatest newsmakers.” Kuritsyna is known online as “Sveta from Ivanovo” and is infamous for her incoherent and widely mocked pro-Kremlin comments from a December 2011 YouTube video [ru] (now with nearly 2 million views). Bloggers have responded to Kuritsyna's appointment with a mix of disbelief [ru] and irony [ru].

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