A Ukrainian dramatist who was hailed as a rising young talent was among those killed in Monday’s terror blast at a Moscow airport.
Anna Mashutina, 29, who wrote in Russian under the pen name Anna Yablonskaya, had just arrived in Moscow on a flight from her native Odessa when a suspected suicide bomber set off a device that killed 35 people and injured at least 180.
She was en route to pick up a prize for screenplay based on her legit play, “The Pagan,” from Russian cinema magazine Iskusstvo Kino.
As emails from concerned friends circulated around Moscow’s literary and journalistic community Monday, initial reports from her carrier Transaero that no passengers on her flight had been hurt in the blast proved wrong.
The play is due to be featured at London’s Royal Court Theater during its Intl. Playwrights Season from February to April.
Mashutina leaves a husband and a 3-year-old daughter.