Latynina in 2010
|Native name||Юлия Латынина|
|Born||Yulia Leonidovna Latynina
16 June 1966
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Maxim Gorky Literature Institute|
|Occupation||Writer, journalist, pundit|
|Notable work||The Insider|
|Democratic Choice of Russia (1994–2000)|
Yulia Leonidovna Latynina (Russian: Ю́лия Леони́довна Латы́нина; born 16 June 1966) is a Russian writer and journalist. She is the most popular presenter at the Echo of Moscow radio station. She also writes for Novaya Gazeta and The Moscow Times. Yulia Latynina has authored more than twenty fiction books, including science 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 has worked for Russian newspapers Izvestia (1995—97), Expert (1997—98), "Top Secret" (editor-in-chief Artyom Borovik), Novaya Gazeta (since 2001), Kommersant (since 2006), and others.
She worked for several Russian TV Channels "V drugoe vremya" (First Channel ORT 2001–02), "Est' Mneniye" (TV Tsentr 2002-3) and "Nedelya" (REN TV 2003-4).
Latynina has been a member of Committee 2008 since 2004.
Yulia Latynina is known for her sharp and polemic statements. She claimed that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, French President Jacques Chirac, Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder, and U.S. President George W. Bush have all been successfully "recruited" by Vladimir Putin to serve his political objectives. She also alleged that "President Putin will secure a third term simply because this is the authorities' logic. Power in Russia is in essence authoritarian, and there are no other ways to hand over power: control must be maintained over it."
Latynina claimed in a 2004 article that "In terms of governance, the country has already disintegrated into six to eight enclaves." According to her, "President Vladimir Putin can still install whoever [ruler] he likes on the territory of these enclaves – but that is not the same as being able to govern them." She referred to Russia as "a disintegrating empire".
She is usually regarded as a journalist who criticizes Russian political establishment, but has also scolded members of Moscow Helsinki Group for supporting Russian scientist Igor Sutyagin, who she suggested could actually be involved in espionage. She argued that although communications of Sutyagin with foreign spy agencies have never been proven, the foreign agency that he passed information on was indeed highly suspicious. Lawyer Boris Kuznetsov, who represented Sutyagin previously, hinted that the Russian secret service FSB benefited from her program in Echo of Moscow, which she vigorously denied.
In January 2010, in the aftermath of Yanukovich’s win in Ukraine, Latynina published an article declaring that people can’t be trusted to vote for their best interests. She writes: Viktor Yanukovych’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election – not unlike the victories of former Chilean President Salvador Allende, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Adolf Hitler – once again raises doubt about the basic premise of democracy: that the people are capable of choosing their own leader. Unfortunately, only people in wealthy countries are truly capable of electing their leaders in a responsible manner.
In March 2011, Latynina harshly criticized various human right organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International for their support for terrorist groups and anti-western bias, which she called Liberal Fundamentalism.
|1990||Повесть о Святом Граале||A Tale of the Holy Grail||Fantasy|
|1991||Дело о пропавшем боге (Иров день)||A Case of the Missing God||Science fiction||Empire of Veya|
|1994||Клеарх и Гераклея||Clearchus and Heraclea||Greek novel|
|1994||Проповедник||The Preacher||Science fiction|
|1995||Бомба для банкира||The Bomb for the Banker||Crime fiction||Gangster|
|1996||Повесть о благонравном мятежнике||A Tale of a Virtuous Rebel||Fantasy|
|1996||Колдуны и министры||Wizards and Ministers||Science fiction||Empire of Veya|
|1996||Сто полей||The 100 squares||Science fiction||Empire of Veya|
|1996||Повесть о Золотом государе||Tale of the Golden Emperor||Fantasy||Empire of Veya|
|1997||Здравствуйте, я Ваша „крыша“, или новый Аладдин||Hello, I'm Your "Carpet", or the New Aladdin||Science fiction|
|1999||Охота на изюбря||Hunting Elk||Crime fiction||Hunting Elk|
|1999||Инсайдер||The Insider||Science fiction||Empire of Veya|
|1999||Повесть о государыне Кассии||Tale of the Empress Cassia||Fantasy||Empire of Veya|
|1999||Дело о лазоревом письме||Case of the Azure Letter||Science fiction||Empire of Veya|
|1999||Разбор полётов (Ни дня без работы)||Debriefing (Not a Day Without Work)||Crime fiction||Gangster|
|2000||Стальной король (Развод с подставой)||Steel King (Set-Up and Scam)||Crime fiction||Hunting Elk|
|2001||Ничья||The Draw||Crime fiction|
|2003||Промзона||Industrial Area||Crime fiction||Hunting Elk|
|2004||Только голуби летают бесплатно||Only Pigeons Fly for Free||Crime fiction|
|2005||Джаханнам, или До встречи в Аду||Jahannam, or See You in Hell||Adventure||Caucasus cycle|
|2007||Земля войны||The Land of War||Adventure||Caucasus cycle|
|2009||Не время для славы||No Time for Glory||Adventure||Caucasus cycle|
|2012||Русский булочник. Очерки либерал-прагматика||Russian Baker||Non-fiction|
- "Топы". Echo of Moscow. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Наргиз Асадова : "Защитник свободы" Echo of Moscow 9 December 2008 (Russian)
- Russia/Germany: Ill Will Won't Dog Merkel, Putin Ties by Radio Liberty
- RFE/RL news, 22 August 2005
- Latynina, Yulia (6 May 2004). "CIA Overly Optimistic About Russia's Future". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Радиостанция "Эхо Москвы" / Передачи / Код доступа / Суббота, 24 June 2006
- Грани.Ру // Мнения :: Ученый – находка для шпиономана
- Ежедневный Журнал: Дело Сутягина
- Радиостанция "Эхо Москвы" / Спецпроекты / Открытое письмо адвоката Бориса Кузнецова Юлии Латыниной
- Грани.Ру // Мильштейн :: Находка от шпиона
- Ежедневный Журнал: О борцах за демократию и адвокате Кузнецове
- Ежедневный Журнал: Господину Кузнецову, без уважения и без любви
- Latynina,Yulia. "Защита прав людоеда, или Либеральный фундаментализм" [Protecting the rights of the cannibal, or liberal fundamentalism]. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
- by the name of chess-like game in the novell
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Yulia Latynina.|
- In English
- Biography on the official website
- Yulia Latynina at The Moscow Times
- A Superpower in What?, Latynina at the Cato Institute
- In Russian
- Yulia Latynina at Novaya Gazeta (Russian)
- Yulia Latynina at Echo of Moscow (Russian)
- Yulia Latynina at FictionBook.ru (Russian)