Irina Slavina (Murakhtaeva), editor-in-chief of the Nizhny Novgorod edition of Koza Press, committed suicide in the center of Nizhny Novgorod, near the building of the local head office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This was announced on Friday, October 2, by the REN TV channel.
Shortly before the incident, Slavina left a suicide note on her Facebook page.
According to the website of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the region, in order to establish the mental state of the woman, a posthumous psychological and psychiatric examination was appointed.
“The reports in a number of mass media that the death of the deceased is connected with the searches carried out on the eve of her death have no grounds. She was a witness and was neither a suspect nor an accused in the framework of the investigation of the criminal case, in which the indicated investigative actions were carried out, “the department stressed.
The day before, Slavina’s house was searched in connection with the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s associate, Mikhail Iosilevich, a Nizhny Novgorod activist of Open Russia, who is accused of carrying out activities of an undesirable organization.
The day before, a search was carried out at Iosilevich himself. During the searches, in particular, an Israeli passport, about which the man had received no information, $ 120 thousand, and sectarian literature – “The Bible of the macaroni monster” were found.
Iosilevich is a supporter of a parody religion – Pastafarianism. Pastafarians claim to believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the colander is a necessary attribute of their faith. In May last year, Iosilevich was photographed on a driver’s license with a colander on his head.
According to publicist and political scientist Armen Gasparyan, Slavina was also a supporter of Pastafarianism.