Nonna Bodrova

Nonna Viktorovna Bodrova (Russian: Но́нна Ви́кторовна Бодро́ва; 17 December 1928, Leningrad, USSR – 31 January 2009, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet TV presenter, an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1972),[1] and a laureate of the USSR State Prize (1977). She was one of the first newscasters of the Soviet Central Television and was an announcer of the news program Vremya.

Nonna Bodrova
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Nonna Bodrova in 1971
Nonna Viktorovna Viktorovna

(1928-12-13)December 13, 1928
DiedJanuary 31, 2009(2009-01-31) (aged 80)
Nationality Soviet Union

Early life and educationEdit

Nonna Viktorovna Bodrova was born on 17 December 1928 in the city of Leningrad.[2] She graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School in 1956.[3]


She began working for the Soviet Central Television immediately after graduation. She, along with Igor Kirillov, co-anchored the news program Vremya and was the news frontman of the Soviet Union's state-owned network for all of the nation's pivotal events since the 1950s, covering the annual celebrations of state occasions.[2][4]

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to Boris Bodrov and had only one child, Boris.[2]


Bodrova died on 31 January 2009 from lung disease.[2] Her remains were buried on Troyekurovskoye Cemetery, Moscow, Russia.[3]

Legacy and honorsEdit

Angelina Vovk, a TV presenter and People's Artist of the Russian Federation commented that Bodrova was "always collected, very strict, rarely smiled, but when she smiled, it was a very kind smile. It was entirely devoted to his work and to his work. She had two lighthouse in life - her family and her son, and her work in the media".[5]

Bodrova was an Honored Artist of the RSFSR. She was also a recipient of USSR State Prize.[2]


  1. ^ "Умерла знаменитая телеведущая Нонна Бодрова". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Nonna Viktorovna Bodrova - the first announcer of the program "Time"". Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Nonna Viktorovna Bodrova". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Program Time – 50: how the transmission changed and its people". Tech2. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Nona Bodrova". Celebiography. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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