|Born||22 October 1945
|Died||8 June 1998
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Occupation||Journalist and editor|
Larisa Yudina (Russian: Лариса Юдина; 22 October 1945 – 8 June 1998) was a journalist and the editor of the opposition newspaper, Sovietskaya Kalmykia Sevodnya (Soviet Kalmykia Today). She was found dead on 8 June 1998, with multiple knife wounds and a fractured skull, in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia.
Early life and education
After graduated from the university with a degree in journalism, Yudina began to work as a correspondent for Molodyozh Kalmykii. She then worked as a correspondent for Sovietskaya Kalmykia Segodnya (Soviet Kalmykia Today). During her journalism career, Yudina suffered continuous harassment by local authorities. Later, she became the editor of this paper. She was also co-chairperson in the local branch of the Yabloko party.
Prior to her death, she had published articles accusing Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of Kalmykia, of corruption. Three men were convicted in connection with the murder, but the names of those who ordered the killing remain unknown. It was on her return from distributing newspapers that she was murdered. Her body was found dead beside a pond outside the city of Elitsa in Kalmykia on 7 July 1998.
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