Vladimir A. Voina, a 1990 Nieman Fellow and Russian journalist who wrote for a number of U.S. and Russian publications, died from cancer complications on October 16 in Boston. He was 83.
Visiting the U.S. for the first time when he arrived in Cambridge for his fellowship in 1989, Voina, who was from Moscow, was the first Russian Nieman Fellow.
Born in Moscow in 1936, Voina had written for influential Soviet Union newspapers including Pravda and Izvestia. He stayed in Boston following his fellowship year and was an advocate for freedom of the press and civil rights. He was a columnist and U.S. correspondent for the Georgian Journal, a former English-language weekly newspaper published in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Voina is survived by his three children, sister, two nieces, and two former wives.