Nina Varlamova

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Nina Varlamova
Born 11 February 1954
Died 17 December 2008
Nationality Russian

Nina Varlamova (11 February 1954 – 17 December 2008) was a Russian politician. She was born on 11 February 1954.[1] Varlamova served as the Mayor of the northern town of Kandalaksha in Murmansk Oblast.[2] Varlamova was elected Mayor of Kandalaksha in 2007.[2]

Varlamova was murdered by a mentally unstable man on 17 December 2008. She was 54 years old.[2] The man had reportedly threatened Varlamova several times leading up to her murder, though she had never taken his threats seriously.[2] She was found lying in the street around 9 pm with knife wounds to her neck. She had managed to drag herself 15 meters from the scene of the attack before collapsing.[2] Varlamova was rushed to hospital, and she told doctors the name of her killer before she died.[3]

The mentally unstable suspect was identified as Dmitry Kireyev, who was 51 years old at the time.[2] Kireyev, a former municipal council member and the former editor of a local newspaper, had been unemployed in recent years.[2] Kandalaksha Police Chief Anatoly Prokopenko called Varlamova's attack a "spontaneous murder."[2]

Varlamova was the third Russian mayor to be murdered in a span of less than 30 days.[2] Magomed Barakhoyev, the mayor of a district within Nazran, Ingushetia, was shot and killed on 17 November 2008, while Vladikavkaz Mayor Vitaly Karayev was also killed in a shooting on 26 November 2008.[2]


  1. ^ "Varlamova, Nina Konstantinovna". Yandex. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Malpas, Anna (18 December 2008). "Mayor Stabbed To Death". Moscow Times. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
  3. ^ "One more mayor killed". RT. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012.