Aliona Dolestkaya to Leave Russian Vogue [Updated]

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Love magazine just tweeted that Russian Vogue’s editor, Aliona Dolestkaya, is leaving!


“Some time ago, Aliona Doletskaya told me that she would like to leave the Vogue Russia editor-in-chief’s post, which she has occupied for almost 13 years, and start a new life, probably to write a book or try her hand in a new field,” said Newhouse. “As Russia—as well as the rest of the world—was still going through economically hard times, I asked Aliona to wait for a better time to do this. Now, it’s obvious that we are coming out of the crisis, thus I don’t want to interfere with Aliona’s plans anymore. I accept her decision to leave the magazine with great sorrow… In the near future we will announce the name of the next editor-in-chief of Vogue Russia.”


Aliona once posed topless on the cover of Moscow-based Blacksquare magazine, and was once rumored to be a candidate for Anna Wintour’s job a couple years ago when all those rumors were going around about Anna quitting.

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Update: Jonathan Newhouse, president of Condé Nast International, sent a memo to staffers confirming Doletskaya’s resignation:


“Some time ago, Aliona Doletskaya told me that she would like to leave the Vogue Russia editor-in-chief’s post, which she has occupied for almost 13 years, and start a new life, probably to write a book or try her hand in a new field,” said Newhouse. “As Russia—as well as the rest of the world—was still going through economically hard times, I asked Aliona to wait for a better time to do this. Now, it’s obvious that we are coming out of the crisis, thus I don’t want to interfere with Aliona’s plans anymore. I accept her decision to leave the magazine with great sorrow… In the near future we will announce the name of the next editor-in-chief of Vogue Russia.”

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Aliona Dolestkaya to Leave Russian Vogue [Updated]