Arkady Babchenko Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Arkady Babchenko

Full NameArkady Arkadyevich Babchenko
ProfessionRussian Journalist
Famous ForHis book "One Soldier's War"
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 187 cm
in meters- 1.87 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper (Semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 March 1977
Age (as in 2018)42 Years
BirthplaceMoscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownMoscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
SchoolSchool 465, Moscow, Russia
College/UniversityModern University for the Humanities
Educational QualificationBachelor of Law
ReligionNot Known
CasteNot Known
AddressAn apartment in Kiev, Ukraine
Controversies• In 2012, a criminal case was initiated against him as it was suspected that he was making public calls for mass riots.
• He was given death threats in February 2017 which prompted him to leave Russia.
• He attracted a controversy in 2018 when he pre-planned his murder with Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to catch the people who wanted to kill him. The very next day after his murder news got viral, he appeared in a conference at Ukraine and disclosed his plan and apologised for the same to his close friends and wife.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseOlechka Babchenko
Arkady Babchenko With His Wife And Daughter
ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughter- Yekaterina Babchenko

Note: He has six adopted children.
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsNot Known

Arkady Babchenko

Some Lesser Known Facts About Arkady Babchenko

  • Does Arkady Babchenko Smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Arkady Babchenko Drink Alcohol?: Not Known
  • At the age of 18, he was selected to the Russian army and he served in the troops of communication in the North Caucasus. Arkady Babchenko In His Early Days
  • He also participated in the First Chechen War and has also volunteered for six months during the Second Chechen War.
  • Arkady has penned down his experiences in the Russian army in his memoirs- One Soldier’s War. One Soldier's War By Arkady Babchenko
  • He left armed forces in 2000 and then started working for Moskovskiy Komsomolets and Zabytyi Polk as a war correspondent.
  • He took a hiatus from journalism and worked as a taxi driver for several years.
  • Arkady was also the part of 2008 South Ossetia war.
  • He got married to Olechka Babchenko and the couple is blessed with one daughter. It’s also been reported that the couple has six adopted children too.
  • In January 2009, he joined Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper. He was also the publisher of the magazine titled “Art of War.” Arkady Babchenko Worked For Novaya Gazeta Newspaper
  • He got various literary awards for his notable work on the project “Journalists Without Middlemen.”
  • He has also worked with Mother’s Right Foundation Human rights Russian NGO.
  • Arkady left Russia in February 2017 after he received death threats through phone, email and social media. He also told the media that his home address was posted publicly and he was given threats openly that he would be killed.
  • He and his family first moved to the Czech Republic and then to Israel and finally settled down in Kiev.
  • In October 2017, Arkady joined ATR, a Kyiv based TV channel as a presenter.
  • According to some police reports, he was shot three times at his back near the entrance to his apartment. His wife later reported that she was in the washroom when all the incident happened and after coming out, she found him in a pool of blood. She took him to the hospital and on an en route to the hospital, he was found dead.
  • On 30 May 2018, Arkady shockingly appeared at a police press conference held by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) at Ukraine where the investigation was being held regarding his murder and it was disclosed by the reporter’s agency that his death was pre-planned to catch people who were trying to kill him. He apologized to his wife and close friends for troubling them and keeping a secret from them from last two months. Here’s a video in which Arkady suddenly appeared in the conference: