Natalia Turine

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Natalia Turine is a Russian journalist and photographer born on the February 16th 1964 in Germany. Her main activity since 2003 is photography. As her approach is frequently linked with narration, Natalia defines it in one word: SHORTPHOTOGRAPHY, in reference to the symbolic of the short film genre in cinema. Today, she lives and works in Paris, France.


Daughter of a diplomat, Natalia Turine lived in France from 1973 to 1980. At 16, she returned to Moscow, where she graduated from the Foreign Languages Institute.


Russian Period[edit]

After having obtained her degree, Natalia Turine joined in 1987 the first Russian television channel Gosteleradio.[1] She created Express Kamera with Mikael Makarenkov, a Russian society TV show.[2]

In 1995, she became artistic director of the Russian TV channel RTR.[3] She was named vice-president of the Russian Culture Foundation, of which the cineaste Nikita Mikhalkov was president, from 1999 to 2001.

Aside from her television activities, Natalia Turine starts writing provocative articles and novels, such as The Singing Bird published in the Russian edition of Citizen K.[4] She gets published regularly in the magazine SNOB dedicated to literature in Russian; her photographs also appear in these same magazines.[4][5]

In 2013, Natalia Turine participated in the writing of the 12 Months collection together with 11 famous writers such as Limonov, Petrushevskaya, Tolstaïa, Granine and Prilepine.[5]

French Period[edit]

In 1990, Natalia Turine was invited for a carte blanche by France 2, a French TV channel, to participate in a daily section of the evening 8PM television news called Regard, .[6][7][8][9][10][11]

From 1991 to 1994, Natalia Turine first ran a column in the TV show Télé Zèbre presented by Thierry Ardisson and then in the TV show Coucou c’est nous ! In 1991, she launched with Patrick Le Lay and TF1’s participation the project of creating the first private TV channel of ex-USSR.[12] From 1992 to 1994, Natalia Turine also presented the TV show Paristroika, that she was the author, on MCM. In 1994, she became the presenter of Macadam Music on FR3.

In 2013, Natalia Turine was invited to display her art at the photography exhibition PHOTO OFF in Paris.


  1. ^ Cordin, Laure (August 1990). "Natalia Turine, L'envoyée de charme de la perestroïka" [Natalia Turine, the Charm Herald of the Perestroika]. Le Figaro Madame (in French). 
  2. ^ Rousseau, Franck (August 3, 1990). "Natalia: glasnost franco-russe..." [Natalia: Franco-Russian glasnost...]. Le Figaro (in French). 
  3. ^ Vassilieva, Julia (1997). "Le Machin exotique qui vient Paris" [That Exotic Thing that Comes from Paris]. Elle Russia (in Russian). 
  4. ^ a b Turine, Natacha (2009). "L'Oiseau Chanteur" [The Singing Bird]. Citizen K Russia (in Russian). 
  5. ^ a b Turine, Natalia (December 2013). "Juillet" [July]. SNOB Literary Supplement (in Russian). 
  6. ^ Briançon, Pierre (August 3, 1990). "Natalia Turine en transperestroïka express" [Natalia Turine in Transperestroika Express]. Liberation (in French). 
  7. ^ Hélias, Nicolas (July 19, 1990). "Natalia Turine: reporter hors cadre" [Natalia Turine: Reporter Beyond the Scope]. Le Parisien (in French). 
  8. ^ Poitevin, Raphaëlle (July 26, 1990). "Une russe nous a à l'oeil" [This Russian Lady Has Her Eyes on Us]. La Vie (in French). 
  9. ^ Mazars, Pierre-Laurent (August 12, 1990). "Natalia, star TV russe, découvre Saint-Tropez..." [Natalia, Russian TV Star, discovers Saint-Tropez]. Le Journal du Dimanche (in French). 
  10. ^ "A l'heure de Moscou" [At Moscow Time]. L'Echo Républicain (in French). July 19, 1990. 
  11. ^ Mondou, Marc (August 13, 1990). "Cette espionne qui venait du froid" [The She-Spy Who Came From The Cold]. Nice Matin (in French). 
  12. ^ "Pour une TV privée en URSS" [For a Private-Owned TV in USSR]. La Lettre de l'Audiovisuel (in French). December 19, 1990. 

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