Anti-Putin playwright is found dead

Anti-Putin playwright is found dead


norman lebrecht

May 16, 2018

Elena Gremina, founder of Teatr.doc and author of a play about the state murder of Sergei Magnitsky, has been found dead in Moscow at the age of 61.

Her co-founder and husband, Mikhail Ugarov, was found dead six weeks ago.

The take theatre seriously in Russia.


  • Caravaggio says:


  • John Borstlap says:

    The usual Russian way of censorship.

  • The View from America says:

    I’m sure both of them died of “illness” …

  • JoBe says:

    Words are failing…

  • buxtehude says:

    Why can’t things be this simple here? sighs make-america-great-again.

    So unfair!

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    As some said in the old days, “it’s not enough to love Soviet power, Soviet power has to love you”. Wait . . . this place is now called Russia!

  • Mark says:

    Of course, it is merely a coincidence that so many anti-putinists have been dying of “natural causes” recently.

  • Dave says:

    She was suicided.

  • Highwayroller says:

    So much ugliness in the comments section…
    RIP Lena.