Irina Slavina (journalist)

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Slavina in 2019

Irina Vyacheslavovna Murakhtaeva (Russian: Ирина Вячеславовна Мурахтаева; née Kolebanova; 8 January 1973 – 2 October 2020), better known as Irina Slavina, was a Russian journalist. She was the editor-in-chief of the Koza.Press, which she founded in 2015. She was born in Gorky (now known as Nizhny Novgorod). She was married and had a daughter.

On 2 October 2020, Slavina died by suicide after setting herself on fire (self-immolation). She was 47. Before her death, she wrote a post on Facebook asking the public to blame the Russian Federation for her death. She carried out the action in front of the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.[1]

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  1. "Russian editor dies after setting herself on fire". BBC. 3 October 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.