Moscow airport bomb: Ukraine writer Yablonskaya dead

Anna Yablonskaya (file pic, courtesy of Royal Court Theatre)
Image caption Anna Yablonskaya was hailed as one of the new young voices of Russian drama

The Moscow airport bomb blast killed a Ukrainian dramatist and poet, Anna Yablonskaya, who was on her way to get a prize for her play The Pagans.

Yablonskaya, 29, was among 35 people killed by a suspected suicide bomber at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday.

Yablonskaya, who wrote in Russian, came from Odessa on the Black Sea. Her real name was Anna Mashutina.

London's Royal Court Theatre says it will go ahead with a public reading of The Pagans in April.

In a statement, the theatre said her plays had been performed across Russia and she had been nominated for various literary prizes.

She had flown to Moscow to collect a prize from Iskusstvo Kino magazine for the screenplay of The Pagans.

She participated in a writers' workshop at the Royal Court Theatre last year.

Her play will feature in this year's International Playwrights Season at the theatre, in February-April.

She leaves behind a husband and three-year-old daughter.

Russian authorities have identified several other foreigners among the 35 killed, though not all 35 have been named yet.

One was a Briton, Gordon Campbell Cousland, who worked as an analyst for marketing, property and IT company CACI.

The blast hit the airport's busy international arrivals hall at about 1630 local time (1330 GMT). More than 100 people were injured.

The other foreigners who died were from Bulgaria, Germany, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

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