Olivier Védrine is a French political scientist and TV anchor one of the very few foreigners who having worked in Russia for many years now living in the Ukraine.
He left Russia where he was the chief editor of the Russian version of the French National Defense Review, in protest at the annexation of Crimea in February 2014
He has his own English-language news show on Ukrainian television the “Western Voice with Olivier Vedrine” on Obozrevatel TV station, or Oboz.tv and is the Chief editor of "Russian Monitor" (a newspaper of the Russian opposition).
He previously hosted “Weekly with Olivier Vedrine” on UA.TV and, before that, “UA Tea Time” on First National Channel with Sergiy Velichansky. He has presented more than 140 TV shows for free to support Ukraine.