Russian bombing kills ballerina and student

Russian bombing kills ballerina and student


norman lebrecht

August 09, 2022

It is reported in Donetsk that the ballerina and teacher, Galina Vasilyevna Volodina, and her student, Katya Kutubaeva, 12, were among those killed in Russian shelling on August 4.

Just another day in Putin’s war.


  • Freewheeler says:

    “At 10:13 am today (Thursday), Ukraine began shelling central Donetsk. There were five powerful blasts in the space of ten minutes. The last explosion blew out my hotel’s ground-floor glass, including a sitting room – where journalists often congregate before and after going out to do field reporting – and the lobby. About one minute earlier, I had passed through the latter. A cameraman’s assistant who was there at the time of that fifth explosion suffered a concussion from the force of the blast. A woman walking outside the building was killed, as were at least four others, including a child. ”
    – Eva Bartlett, a Canadian independent journalist. She has spent years on the ground covering conflict zones in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Palestine (where she lived for nearly four years).

  • Cardinall says:

    they were killed by a NATO 155 mm shell fired by Ukrainian militants

  • Andrey says:

    I have no illusions about this war.

    But in this case, the terrible truth is that both of them died in a Ukrainian strike that exploded near the Donetsk Opera House.

  • Galina says:

    They were killed by UKRAINIAN shelling of Donetsk, just like Ukraine was doing for 8 years since 2014.