Latynina in 2010
Yulia Leonidovna Latynina
16 June 1966
|Alma mater||Maxim Gorky Literature Institute|
Yulia Leonidovna Latynina (Russian: ; born 16 June 1966) is a Russian writer and journalist. She is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta and the most popular host at the Echo of Moscow radio station for years. Yulia Latynina has written more than twenty books, including fantasy and crime fiction.
Yulia Latynina was born in Moscow on 16 June 1966. Her father is poet Leonid Latynin and her mother is literary critic Alla Latynina. Yulia Latynina studied philology at the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute from 1983 to 1988. In 1993, she defended her PhD at the Gorky Institute of World Literature.
Latynina worked for periodicals Segodnya (1995-96), Izvestia (1996-97), Expert (1997-98), Sovershenno Secretno (1999-2000), Ezhednevny Zhurnal (2005-15) and Gazeta.ru (2006-2013). She also worked for television channels NTV (2000-01), ORT (2001-02), TVS (2002-03) and REN TV (2003-04). Currently, she is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta (since 2001) and a host of the show Access Code at radio station Echo of Moscow (since 2003).
Latynina was a member of the Committee 2008. In 2007, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera named her best foreign journalist in an award ceremony dedicated to Maria Grazia Cutuli. In 2008, Yulia Latynina received the Freedom Defenders Award from the United States Department of State.
Yulia Latynina is a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom she accuses of corruption, fraud of presidential elections, the destruction of the investment climate and failed foreign policy.
Yulia Latynina is known for her sharp and polemic statements. She argues that universal suffrage is bad for poor countries. She also criticizes western liberalism and human rights organizations which she thinks are used by Muslim extremists as useful idiots to prevent winning the War on Terror.
On the night of July 18 and 19, 2017, Latynina was attacked at her home with a very pungent and caustic type of gas of unknown composition being sprayed throughout her house. Along with herself, 8 people were additionally injured in the gas attack, including four elderly people and two children. She said that would not bring the case to the police (as police had not investigated some attacks on opposition politicians), stating "I will not be a part of this comedy." On September 2, Latynina's car was set on fire. The investigator said that "the car caught fire by itself". On September 9, Latynina announced that she left Russia with her relatives and would not be going to return "in the near future". She called the car's arson an attempted murder.
|Year||Title in Russian||Translation||Genre||Cycle|
|1991||«? ? ?»||A Case of the Missing God||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|1994||« ? »||Clearchus and Heraclea||Fantasy|
|1995||« ?»||The Bomb for the Banker||Crime fiction||Bandit|
|1996||«? ? »||Wizards and Ministers||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|1996||« »||The 100 Squares||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|1996||«? ? ? »||Tale of the Golden Emperor||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|1997||«, ? ? »||Hello, I'm Your Roof||Fantasy|
|1999||« »||Hunting Elk||Crime fiction||Industrial Area|
|1999||«»||The Insider||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|1999||«? ? ? »||Tale of the Empress Cassia||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|1999||«? ? »||Case of the Azure Letter||Fantasy||Wei Empire|
|2000||« ?»||Debriefing||Crime fiction||Bandit|
|2000||« »||Steel King||Crime fiction||Industrial Area|
|2001||«»||The Draw||Crime fiction|
|2003||«»||Industrial Area||Crime fiction||Industrial Area|
|2004||« »||Only Pigeons Fly for Free||Crime fiction|
|2005||«, ? ? »||Jahannam, or See You in Hell||Thriller||Caucasus|
|2007||« »||The Land of War||Thriller||Caucasus|
|2009||« »||No Time for Glory||Thriller||Caucasus|
|2012||«? »||Russian Baker||Non-fiction|
|2018||«. ?»||Jesus. Historical Investigation||Non-fiction|