Julia Latynina


The famous journalist, columnist, writer, publicist Yulia Latynina, whose books and articles find their readers, always has her own point of view on the described event. She is one of the opposition-minded journalists, sometimes she is even called a dissident. However, Julia herself says that she is a political observer and economic analyst, so she tries to look for causes and effects in any event.


On June 16, 1966, Latynina Julia Leonidovna was born in Moscow. She was born in a philological, creative and intelligent family. Her father, Latynin Leonid Aleksandrovich, Soviet prose writer and poet, member of the Union of Writers of the USSR, author of several novels and poetry books. Mom, Latynina Alla Nikolaevna, literary critic, journalist, literary critic, jury member of several literary prizes, including Booker.

Julia’s childhood passed on the background of endless literary disputes, discussions on various socio-political topics, and intellectual conversations. From an early age, Julia read a lot, discussed what she read with her parents and learned to express her opinion. All this in general predetermined the future choice of a profession. However, you should not think that Julia grew up as a “nerd”. From an early age she goes in for sports, leads an active lifestyle.


At school Latynina, Julia studied well. Despite the obvious humanitarian abilities, she did well in the exact sciences. Even in the years of study, the girl decided on her future. She already at school began to try to write. And this helped her to graduate from high school with ease to enter the Literary Institute. M. Gorky. In 1988, she received a red diploma from this renowned educational institution.

Upon graduation, Latynina Julia goes on an internship to Belgium, to the Catholic University of Louvain. Upon returning to Russia, she enters graduate school. And in 1992 he successfully defended his dissertation on philology about the origins of the dystopian genre, which was especially symbolic, because Julia's father is the author of the dystopian Make-up and Muse.

The beginning of a creative biography

In the early 90s, Julia Latynina, whose biography from childhood was connected with the word, is fond of economics and begins her first steps in journalism as an economic observer. But at the same time, she does not leave the literary path and tries herself in writing the first novels.

Julia publishes books under the pseudonym Evgeni Klimovich. She did not want her father's name to influence the assessment of her literary experiences. Both areas of activity quite successfully realize Latynina’s potential. But since the novels did not have commercial success, she devotes more and more time to journalism.

Journalistic theme Latynina

In 1993, Julia went for an internship in England, at King's College, where she studied the economics of medieval Europe. Passion for the economy becomes the main journalistic theme Latynina. She gradually comes to the forefront in the ranks of domestic analysts. But she began with popular science materials. So, in the journal “Knowledge is Power”, a series of its publications is published under the general title “Golden Calf - Idol or Victim”. In these articles, Julia Latynina explored the role, value of money and objects of exchange in different cultures, from the archaic to the Middle Ages.

But gradually she goes on to analyze the current situation in the financial world. Her findings and assessments were harsh but honest. This made Latynin an authoritative economic journalist. She collaborates with many publications, but seeks not to limit herself to contracts with one edition. She needs time to parallel herself with writing, which also gradually comes to her main theme - the economy.

The path of a journalist

Since 1995, Latynina is a recognized economic columnist. She is in great demand, she is simultaneously invited to several major publications. Julia first works in the newspaper Today, then in Izvestia, and later in the business magazine Expert. In 1999, she began to collaborate with A. Borovik and his weekly Top Secret. In 2006, she came to Kommersant for a while. But her activity was not limited to this activity.

Julia has always been on the side of the advocates of the liberal model of the economy. This led her to collaborate with the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Yegor Gaidar, dealing with theoretical and applied problems of modern economics. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Latynina has become an active author of various online publications. She maintains columns on various sites, including Snob, Novaya Gazeta, Obschestvennaya Gazeta, and The Daily Journal.

Since 2003, Julia Latynina, whose “Access Code” on Echo of Moscow has become her real business card, opens a great era in her creative biography and becomes a journalist for this unique radio station. Since the 2000s, Latynina has worked quite a bit on television, participating in various projects.

Work on television

In 2000, Julia Latynina became a correspondent, and then the author of the program “Ruble Zone” on NTV, devoted to the economic analysis of news in Russia. A year later, she becomes a co-host in the ORT program (now Channel One), Other Time. In 2002, Latynina again changed the television company and switched to TVS (Russia), where she became the author of the program “There is an opinion”.

In 2003, she became the announcer of the final news release on REN-TV. Then, in the same television company, she leads the column “In her own words” in the program “Week”. On this, her active cooperation with television is still ending. She periodically appears on the Dozhd channel as an invited guest and expert, but now does not lead her projects on TV.

"Echo of Moscow"

In 2003, the radio Echo of Moscow appeared in the life of a journalist. Julia Latynina becomes the author of her own program “Access Code”, which is released on Saturdays and is dedicated to discussing with the audience the most pressing social, political and economic events of the week. This broadcast has become a real tribune for Latytnina, where she can directly and frankly say what she thinks on a variety of issues.

“Access Code” is a program for a thinking audience, caring people who are rooting for their country. At Echo of Moscow, a journalist also often acts as a guest and expert in other programs. So, listeners are always interested in hearing the “Special Opinion” by Yulia Latynina in the broadcast of the same name.

Political Views

Latynina Julia belongs to the so-called wing of “marketers”, that is, experts and specialists who believe that the role of the state in the country should decrease, and the market should use natural regulatory mechanisms. In this regard, she systematically criticizes the current economic model of Russia. The journalist herself considers herself a libertarian, recognizes freedom as the highest good for a person.

Sometimes Latynina makes quite harsh statements. So, she spoke out that the election procedure in Russia should be reformed in such a way that only those who pay more taxes than receive benefits from the state participate in it. She is one of those public figures who consider the conflict with Ukraine to be an erroneous policy, and is part of a group of journalists trying to objectively characterize the relationship between the two countries. In 2014, she was a member of the Ukraine-Russia: Dialogue congress.

In 1994, she joined the party of Yegor Gaidar "Democratic Choice of Russia." In 2008, she became an active participant and founder of the Committee of 2008, in which, together with Garry Kasparov, Viktor Shenderovich, and Irina Yasina, she fought for democratic elections in Russia.

In 2012, she was on the side of those who went to rallies against election fraud. Today, Julia Leonidovna more and more goes into the opposition. She collaborates with certain media outlets, does not appear in pro-government publications and actively criticizes the current economic and political situation in the country.

Literary work

Initially, Julia Latynina, whose books are regularly published today and have a circle of readers, was going to become a writer. Different circumstances led her to journalism. However, it was successfully realized in the literary field. Immediately after graduation, she set about creating her novels.

The first works of the author attracted the attention of critics with their brilliance and sophistication. Latynina skillfully uses stylization techniques, creating a complex narrative fabric of a literary work. The saturation with symbols and culturological allusions became a distinctive feature of her manner, but it also made it difficult to attract a wide readership.

Initially, Julia chose an adventure sphere for herself. Subsequently, she harmoniously combined it with her economic awareness. So there was her own genre - economic adventures and detective stories.

Books by Yulia Latynina

In total, the writer has about 30 works on his account today. Books are the real children of Yulia Latynina. She has been working on each novel for 1 to 2 years. A woman is always worried about their reading fate. The most famous work of the author is the novel “Hunt for Manchurian deer”. He was even filmed. But, according to Latynina, the series categorically does not match her plan.

Julia hesitated for a long time before giving her the right to shoot a film based on the book "Industrial Zone". But in the end I nevertheless agreed. In 2007, the tape saw the light. Specialists consider the novels “Clearch and Hercules”, “Insider”, “Land of War”, as well as a cycle about the Wei Empire to be the writer’s most successful work. Literary scholars note the unusual style of the writer: in it, male rationality and analyticity are combined with the elegance of the syllable.


For her writing and journalistic activities, Julia Leonidovna repeatedly received various prizes and awards. So, she is the holder of the title "Person of the Year" 1999 for success in economic journalism. She was twice nominated for the Russian Booker Award. She was on the list of finalists for the Wanderer and National Bestseller awards. In addition, Latynina is a laureate of the Marble Faun awards and named after the Italian journalist Maria Grazia. For achievements in economic journalism, she was awarded the Golda Meir, Alexander II, Gerd Bucerius Prizes.

Personal life

Many well-known journalists seek to carefully protect their privacy, one of them is Yulia Latynina. Husband, children, questions about her personal life are topics that she never speaks about. She even specifically states before the interview that she will not answer such questions. At the same time, some of her colleagues say that Julia is so busy that no man could stand such a rhythm of life next to her.

About himself Latynina speaks infrequently. But it is known that her long-term hobby is running in the morning. In any weather, anywhere in the world, she always does an hour of jogging. Only once departed from the rule and then experienced a real withdrawal syndrome. The journalist lives in the suburbs, in Bakovka. She tries to leave the capital no earlier than 6 pm so as not to lose time in traffic jams.

Interesting Facts

Julia Latynina is clearly not a typical woman. She hates shopping, does not care much about her appearance, almost does not watch TV and does not seek to please men. The journalist has few friends. She loves solitude, it allows her to focus on her thoughts.

In 2003, Oleg Mitvol tried to sue Latynina for insulting honor and dignity, but the lawsuit was not accepted from him. In 2005, two activists of the Red Blitzkrieg group tried to throw tomatoes at her, Latynina was able to slap one of the attackers, and severely kick the other several times. Julia is a lady who always counts only on herself and knows how to stand up for herself.


Russian journalist and writer Yulia Latynina is a laureate of numerous awards, including international ones. The title "Person of the Year", awarded to her in 1999, made Julia a well-known and scandalous face of the Russian literary and journalistic society.

Julia Latynina was born on June 19, 1966 in the family of Moscow intellectuals Leonid Alexandrovich and Alla Nikolaevna. The Latynins couple are known for their creative activities - Julia's father was a prose writer and poet, known for his work in Europe and America, and his mother was a literary critic in his homeland. Julia Latynina is Jewish by nationality.

Journalist and writer Julia Latynina

Moscow Literary Institute Gorky Julia graduated with honors, after which she defended her thesis on anti-utopian discourse. In 1988, she was sent for an internship at the Louvain Catholic University in Belgium, and in 1993, after completing graduate school, she trained at King’s College London, where she studied the economics of the European Middle Ages. Subsequently, Latynina used the knowledge she received as a material for lectures and historical and religious studies.

Creative way

In 1993, Julia presented a scientific qualification work on the types of dystopian logical arguments, and received a Ph.D., studied at King's College London.

In 1995, the story "The Bomb for the Banker", created in the detective genre and released under the assumed name of Evgeny Klimovich, was released. In the same period, Julia became a member of the Writers Union of the capital.

In 1996, four of her fantasy art works and the book The Bandit about a former special forces soldier who became a criminal were released. In 1997, she became a research fellow at the Gaidar Institute and released a new science fiction novel, "Hello, I am your roof."

In 1999, its most popular opus, Hunting for the Manchurian deer, was replete with abundant sophisticated combinations to protect the enterprise from enemy capture. Experts rated the author as a writer with not only a deep humanitarian education, but also a “computer mind”, writing in an incredibly exciting genre of historical and adventure work with elements of an economic detective story.

Then, fans of her work could get acquainted with the next three books from the series "Wei History" and the detective "Debriefing." The following year was marked by the release of two detective stories “Locust” and “Steel King”.

In 2004, the writer acted as one of the founders of the 2008 Committee under the chairmanship of Garry Kasparov, who was in opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his supporters, and joined the Anti-Corruption organization.

In 2005, the first novel of her new Caucasian cycle was released - the political thriller “Jahannam, or See You in Hell”, which describes bribery, cynicism, and corruption in government.

In 2014, Latynina was among more than 400 participants in the Ukraine-Russia: Dialogue congress, which was held in the Ukrainian capital and was designed to be a demonstration of solidarity among the intellectuals of the two countries.

Views and preferences

According to political views, he refers to himself as libertarians.

Indicates deficiencies in universal suffrage. In her opinion, only those who pay taxes to the state’s treasury “at least a ruble more than they receive benefits” should have the right to vote, that is, only real taxpayers, not “social free riders”.

Participant of the congress "Ukraine - Russia: dialogue", held April 24-25, 2014 in Kiev.

The best books for those involved in public administration are considered the “Treatise on Military Art” by Sun Tzu, the “Sovereign” Machiavelli, the “Gulag Archipelago” by Solzhenitsyn, and the “Road to Slavery” by Friedrich von Hayek. Favorite book of Yulia Latynina - XIV century Chinese novel "River Backwaters" by Shi Nayan

In May 2019, in the “Access Code” program, she decided to summarize her attitude to what is happening on May 9 in Russia: “It seems to me that blasphemy is happening. This legal blasphemy - these dances, parades, dances with tambourines with a cry “We can repeat!” It’s as if the Jews joyfully celebrated the Holocaust with a cry “We can repeat!”» .

Literary activity

Julia Latynina has been published as a prose writer since 1990. Her first books were published under the pseudonym Evgeny Klimovich, subsequently reprinted under her own name. She equally acts both in the genre of action-packed detective-adventure prose on Russian material, and in science fiction.


Latynina’s works are written in several different genres of adventure, some of which comprise literary cycles — in particular, The Bandit, The Wei Empire, the trilogy Hunting Manchurian deer (economic production detective) and The Caucasian Cycle.

The most famous work of Latynina is the adventure bestseller “Hunting the Manchurian deer”, according to which a film of the same name was shot in 2005. The total circulation of the book amounted to more than 100 thousand copies.

1990 The Tale of the Holy GrailFantasy
1991 The Case of the Lost God (Irov Day)Fantastic detectiveWei Empire
1994 “Clearchus and Heracles” (Greek novel)
1994 "Preacher"Fantasy
1995 “A bomb for a banker” Detective Bandit
1996 "The Story of a well-meaning rebel"Fantasy
1996 “Sorcerers and Ministers” (“Sorcerers and Empire”)Fantastic detectiveWei Empire
1996 "One hundred fields"FantasyWei Empire
1996 "The Tale of the Golden Sovereign"FantasyWei Empire
1996 "Bandit"Bandit
1997 “Hello, I am your“ roof “, or the new Aladdin”Fantastic action movie
1999 "Hunt for Manchurian deer"DetectiveHunt for wapiti
1999 InsiderFantastic detectiveWei Empire
1999 "The Tale of the Sovereign of Cassia"FantasyWei Empire
1999 “The Case of the Azure Letter”Fantastic detectiveWei Empire
1999 “Debriefing” (“Not a day without work”)DetectiveBandit
2000 "Locust"DetectiveBandit
2000 “Steel King” (“Divorce with a setup”)DetectiveHunt for wapiti
2001 "Draw"Detective
2003 "Industrial zone"DetectiveHunt for wapiti
2004 “Only pigeons fly for free”Detective
2005 “Jahannam, or See you in Hell”Action movie Caucasian cycle
2005 NiyazbekAction movieCaucasian cycle
2007 "Land of war"Action movieCaucasian cycle
2007 "Inhumans"Science fiction novel
2009 "Not a time for glory"Action movieCaucasian cycle
2010 El caos del caucaso
2012 “Russian baker. Essays on Liberal PragmaticsDigest of articles
2018 "Jesus. Historical Investigation

Separate book publications

Latynina’s books have been published since 1991 by various publishers. Since 2009, all books have been published by AST. The Historical Investigation series is published by EKSMO.

The total circulation of publications of individual books exceeds 730 thousand copies. The largest edition of a single book was the publication in 1999 of the novel "Hunt for Manchurian deer" - 51 thousand copies.

Journalism Award

Winner of the Golda Meir Prizes (1997), Alexander II (1997) for his work in the field of economic journalism, the Association of Russian-Speaking Writers of Israel (1997). Laureate of the Gerd Bucerius Prize “Young Press of Eastern Europe” (2004).

In 1999, the Russian Biographical Institute awarded Yulia Latynin the title "Person of the Year" "for success in economic journalism."

On November 17, 2007 in Sicily, Yulia Latynina was awarded the international journalism prize to them. Maria Gracia Coutuli ru it - An Italian journalist murdered in Afghanistan. The award was established by the largest Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera and is awarded to journalists for the best investigations.

December 8, 2008 was awarded the Freedom Defender Prize, established by the US Department of State. The Latynina Prize was awarded personally by the US Secretary of State. According to Condoleezza Rice:

Julia exposed corruption and abuse by government officials, as well as flagrant human rights violations committed by both government and private individuals, especially in the North Caucasus. She spoke openly in defense of her fellow journalists, who were blocked in conditions of growing self-censorship or forced silence.

On September 8, 2017, she became a laureate of the Anna Politkovskaya Kamerton Union of Journalists of Russia Prize.


Latynina found in herself the ability, in addition to specialization, to the literary genre - her prose is known under the theme of historical and economic detective story. Among the first works of Latynina are “The bomb for the banker”, “Hello, I’m your“ roof ”, or the new Aladdin”, “The Tale of the Holy Grail”. The writer has published up to four books a year for two decades. Latynina’s novels “Industrial zone”, “Locust”, “Land of war”, which appeared on the shelves of bookstores in the early 2000s, were popular.

Julia Latynina, "Hello, I am your" roof ", or the new Aladdin"

Thanks to literary works, Julia became known for sharp statements that fans of the journalist use as quotes. The last published novel of the writer was the book “Russian baker. Essays on Liberal Pragmatics ”, which saw the light in 2012.

Prior to her fascination with prose, Julia Latynina was known as the author of numerous popular science articles on the history of economics and culture. At the beginning of the last decade of the last century, Julia’s works were published in metropolitan publications, including New World, Knowledge and Power, and others.

Julia Latynina, “Russian baker. Essays on Liberal Pragmatics

As for books, Julia herself noted that she wants to write a work with a happy end, since all her creations end not in the best way for the characters. Latynina noted that she sees some of her own traits in the characters, therefore she cannot “allow” the heroes of books many liberties.

Since 1995, a new stage in the creative biography of Latynina began. Julia began to engage in journalism as an economic observer in the newspapers Izvestia, Today, Top Secret and other publications. In the same year, she became a member of the Writers' Union, publishing more than 20 books in the science fiction genre, as well as in the genre of detective with elements of economics and history.

Julia Latynina, “Hunt for Manchurian deer”

After the release of books by Latynina, this genre gained popularity among readers, although it was not first introduced in Russia. Julia herself noted that the heroes of books are designed in ancient romance, but are always ready to prove themselves aggressive people who defend their interests. In the science fiction genre, she managed to define the plot as a confrontation between “her” and “alien”, “state” and “citizen” - these motifs were the most striking in the books of Julia. The bibliography of Latynina is marked by the film adaptation of her most popular book, Hunting for Manchurian deer.

The story of the creation of the only film in the author’s filmography was related to the conflict situation that arose between the ORT and NTV television channels in the struggle for the rights to film adaptation of the work. Since Julia made a choice in favor of ORT, she had to leave NTV, where she had been working as a TV presenter for the Ruble Zone rating program since 2000, which she herself had created.

Julia Latynina on TV

Later, Julia Latynina gave a negative description of the script, which was changed according to the idea of ​​filmmakers. As Latynina later thought, leaving the channel was like a betrayal of colleagues. And the unsuccessful, in her opinion, film adaptation (despite the fact that Alexander Baluev, Aleksey Guskov, Ekaterina Guseva starred in the detective) became a kind of reckoning for a thoughtless step.

After that, the TV journalist participated in the filming of the programs “Other time” (on the ORT channel), “There is an opinion” (“TVS”) and “In her own words” (Ren-TV).

Julia Latynina

In addition to working on television, since 2001, Yulia Latynina began working with Novaya Gazeta, and four years later, her author’s columns appeared in the electronic journals Daily Journal and Gazeta.ru.

Julia’s career continued on Ekho Moskvy radio, where the journalist authored the Access Code program. At the Silver Rain radio station, along with Anton Nosik, she hosted the program Yoga for Brains.

Yulia Latynina on the radio "Echo of Moscow", transmission "Access Code"

The television journalist is critical of the current government in Russia. Among the topics that Latynin touches on on his blog are reflections on the distribution of federal subsidies. An urgent article was published under the title “Savages and Business”.

Yulia Latynina speaks critically of Vladimir Putin, of the interaction of Russia and China. The relations of the heads of state of the former union republics do not escape the eye of the journalist. According to Latynina, the policy of the Russian leadership constantly loses to the actions of Alexander Lukashenko. At one time, the journalist supported Sergei Sobyanin, but after the law on renovation appeared, she criticized the actions of the Moscow City Hall.

Julia Latynina

The journalist repeatedly raised the issue of issuing Russian citizenship to immigrants from Central Asia. Julia made her contribution to the discussion on global warming on the planet.

2016 marked an unpleasant incident for Latynina - she was doused with feces. The person who performed this performance remained unknown. As the journalist herself noted, the "assassination attempts" on her account have already exceeded one and a half dozen cases, and this particular case was the result of her criticism of the "trolls of the current regime" and specifically, restaurateur Evgeny Prigozhin.

Yulia Latynina at the awarding of the title “Defender of Freedom”

Despite the threats, Julia Latynina continued to work at the Ekho Moskvy radio station, giving analytical reviews. Latynina is a convinced individual and believes that each person is responsible for his actions independently. She respects this rule.

Prize to them. Golda Meir, Alexander II Prize, them. Maria Gracia Kutuli, the title “Defender of Freedom”, “Marble Faun” - these are not all the awards that Yulia Latynina was encouraged.

Literary Award

  • In 1995, Latynina’s novel “The Preacher” became the finalist of the “Wanderer” award. In 2000, the final of the same prize was The Tale of the Sovereign of Cassia.
  • In 1995, the novel "Clearch and Hercules" became the nominee for the Russian Booker Prize.
  • In 1999 - laureate of the Marble Faun Award for novels of the Wei Empire series.
  • In 2000, Latynina became the finalist of The Hexagon Nut - the International Prize for Fantastic Literature named after Arkady and Boris Strugatsky for the novel Insider. Boris Strugatsky called the book "a fundamentally new novel."
  • In 2006, the Niyazbek and Land of War novels from the Caucasian cycle were nominated for the Russian Booker and National Best Seller awards, respectively.

Reviews and reviews

Writer Dmitry Bykov, lawyer Yuri Shmidt, literary critic Irina Rodnyanskaya, poet and columnist Viktor Toporov hold a high opinion of Latynina as a journalist. According to Dmitry Bykov, "Julia Latynina in today's Russia is the number one journalist."

The novel “Insider” was included in the TOP-20 rating of books of the 21st century by the writer Alexander Mazin - “books without which you simply cannot go through life”, compiled by him by order of the Astrel-SPb publishing house. Detective writer Daria Dontsova recommends “magnificent Latynina novels” to those who are interested in economics.

The critics received the highest scores for the action-packed novel "Hunt for Manchurian deer":

This is some unprecedented mixture of an economic detective and a historical adventure novel in the spirit of Dumas father. I would venture to predict a great future for this genre if I knew who, except for Yulia Latynina, is capable of working in it.

For me, Latynina is, above all, a writer. And I consider her one of the best writers of our time. Well, there is a sphere where I consider her the absolutely best writer of our day. She wrote the best production novel of the last decade. Rather, not even a novel, but a trilogy.

The last novel Fadeev wanted to write was to be called "Iron and Steel". Fadeev did not have time to write this novel. And yet, fifty years later, Latynina accomplished what Fadeev wanted to do. Latynina wrote the trilogy, which I would call it, "Iron and Steel". ...

I waited a very long time for a successful production romance, because I consider people of the business worthy of talented novels. And he waited precisely at Latynina.

Tatyana Moskvina, in a review of the literary work of Latynina, writes that Latynina belongs to a rare type of women resembling Moskvina Zhanna d’Ark, who, having a sharp analytical mind, can be on a par with men in serious matters of national importance. According to Moskvina, Latynina is the failed Condoleezza Rice, setting forth her ideas in literary form.


Latynina is included in the so-called “list of enemies of the Russian people”, proposed by the deputy of the State Duma from the LDPR Nikolai Kuryanovich.

The journalist's coverage of the events in South Ossetia, including the armed conflict in August 2008, was sharply criticized, and her opponents considered Yulia Latynina to be biased and tendentious. In particular, during this conflict, she said live that the Georgian army was "very difficult to land amphibious forces far enough behind enemy lines." According to Aleksey Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow, these statements were made by Vladimir Putin as one of the claims to the coverage of the conflict by the radio station. The main Ossetian mass media, including those directly connected with the government of South Ossetia, accused her of “Ossetinophobia”, of disseminating deliberately erroneous information and bias based on her extreme pro-American, anti-Ossetian and anti-Russian position, of unfounded accusations of Abkhazians and Ossetians simultaneously with idealization of Georgia and its authorities. She was also sharply criticized for, according to Ossetian media, the image of Ossetian society as aggressive, backward and uncontrollable, where there are no civilians, and all are criminals, for equating Ossetians with Palestinian terrorists, and, as Ossetian journalists and analysts say, she descriptions of the war and previous events were propaganda, manipulative and frivolous, and some comments made before and after the conflict actually contained calls for new aggressive military actions about tiv ossetians.

Some Russian journalists and military experts criticized her for the incorrect, in their opinion, allegations of "cutting off" South Ossetia from Russia in the winter. With these statements, Latynina substantiated her point of view about the nature of the military conflict provoked by Russia, and not pre-planned by Georgia, in August 2008, as well as for the statement about the possible surveillance of it by the South Ossetian authorities, which, according to opponents, had no serious grounds: the assertion about the possibility of determining a “strong South Ossetian accent” among the persecutors, as Latynina wrote in her statement on the website of the Ekho Moskvy radio station, aroused mistrust among her critics. However, Latynin was supported by the editor-in-chief of the radio station, Alexei Venediktov:

Yes, there really was a problem, we talked about this.I won’t tell, but I’m very grateful to those people from the law enforcement agencies who, firstly, covered up Julia for several months and, secondly, very professionally calculated those who persecuted her, who followed her with state passes, but without numbers.

The national newspaper of Ingushetia, “Serdalo”, published a letter signed by the deputies of the National Assembly of the republic, where they accused Yulia Latynina of irresponsibility and permissiveness, lack of professionalism and non-compliance with ethical standards. From the point of view of the deputies, Latynina is engaged in propaganda of ethnic hatred and enmity, and her broadcasts are ordered, provocative, and slanderous.

In September 2009, on the tenth anniversary of house bombings in Russia, the historian Yuri Felshtinsky, in an open letter to Latynina, criticized her version of the FSB’s non-involvement in these attacks.

Latynina often makes quite harsh statements and radical theses in her publications. In particular, the journalist Igor Yakovenko did not agree with the opinion of Latynina expressed in the 2010 presidential election in Ukraine that democracy is not applicable in poor countries. Later (in 2013), he spoke of Latynina like this: “Yulia Leonidovna is known for her favor with the FSB, Kadyrov and other powerful people of this world, as well as for her symmetrical dislike for all eccentric human rights defenders and other gains and losers.”

In the “Profi” program of the Russian News Service on July 18, 2010, an employee of the Institute of Military History of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Isaev criticized Latinina’s view on the events of the Great Patriotic War and the pre-war period of the history of the Soviet Union on May 8, 2010 in the “Access Code” program on radio "Echo of Moscow", noting, in his opinion, a lot of falsifications and mistakes.

In October 2010, representatives of the Russian Muslim community accused Yulia Leonidovna of Islamophobia and inciting sectarian strife. According to them, she does this in a clearly offensive manner with juggling facts. For example, the journalist’s hints that the Bibles are supposedly being burned in the Muslim world raised an objection from Heydar Dzhemal that no Muslims could burn the Bible, since “the Bible for Muslims is Kitab, the Scripture.”

The journalist, deputy editor-in-chief of the Internet publication Grani.ru Nikolai Rudensky accused Latynina of "strange tenderness by bloody barbarism", commenting on her statements about various events where blood was shed and there were victims. He criticized the views of a journalist who is negative about the international human rights movement. In his opinion, Julia Leonidovna "preaches a cult of brute force and more and more consistently denies the basic principles of modern civilization." The editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta Dmitry Muratov, commenting on Latynina’s article in his newspaper criticizing human rights organizations, wrote that “Yulia Leonidovna Latynina wrote a hateful text,” which Vladimir Putin might like.

Igor Larin, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics:

As for the article by Yu. Latynina, its meaning is this: the purpose of scientists is not to study nature, but to earn money, and if they are paid, they are ready to lie to the right and to the left. Best paid for fear. So they invented global warming as the most paid horror story, although it is clear to everyone that this is a complete lie. In my opinion, Yu. Latynina failed to prove this position.

In May 2010, lawyer Igor Trunov filed a lawsuit against Yulia Latynina on the protection of honor and dignity. In June of that year, the court refused to satisfy the lawyer's lawsuit.

In 2011, Novyaya Gazeta published an article by Latynina, “Europe, you're crazy!” In her subsequent conversation on the Echo of Moscow radio, Latynina opposed the idea of ​​a united Europe, universal suffrage, social justice, multiculturalism, and government regulation. Such positions were criticized by some journalists and public figures, in particular, journalist Andrei Loshak called her views “completely wild and morally obsolete,” and art critic Yekaterina Degot noted racist overtones and hatred of the lower social classes in an article by Latynina.

After the transmission of “Access Code” on December 7, 2013, in which Latynina stated in particular that “the apartheid system was one of the possible systems for raising the black race”, a series of single pickets took place near the editorial office of Ekho Moskvy under the general slogan “Racism will not pass” .

After Yu. Latynina with “black humor” commented on the death of 14 submariners during a fire on July 1, 2019 on the AS-12 deep-sea nuclear submarine, adviser to Russian Defense Minister Alexander Ilnitsky said that Latynina is “a very bad person”:

This is beyond good and evil. People have lost all understanding of morality. For the sake of some kind of hype or it’s not clear what at all. Such concepts as conscience or shame or shame are simply unknown to them, in my opinion.

Internet memes and known Latynina errors

Some critics point to a series of negligence in Latynina’s books and her live statements. For example, in the book “Land of War” Latynina used the metaphor “She rushed about like an arrow of an oscilloscope”. This phrase spawned the corresponding Internet meme. Latynina later admitted that the oscilloscopes do not have arrows, stated that her mistakes are not limited to this, and thanked the book for advertising, “because I hope someone decides to read it and make sure that there is something other than arrows of the oscilloscope. " The second meme, born in the works of Latynina, was the word "toscrewessence "(instead of" toscrewessence ”), which, apparently, was the result of incorrect operation of the spell check and correction system. Anna Vrazhina, who wrote about this, considers this word either a joke or a typo.

Latynina made a mistake twice, writing that Nikolai Copernicus was burned at the stake, confusing him with Giordano Bruno.

In hot pursuit of the incident in Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, Yulia Leonidovna made an original assumption that it was due to a missile launched from a neighboring training ground. Latynina's statement did not go unnoticed. After a couple of hours, the text was deleted from the Novaya Gazeta website. The next day, the journalist admitted that she was in a hurry with conclusions, and described her assumption as "absolute nonsense."

In 2018, Latynina’s book “Jesus. Historical investigation. ” Journalist Alexander Nevzorov expressed the following opinion about this publication: “Without a doubt, this work is the best in this difficult genre. I am sure that Latynina’s work will become a classic. Besides its factual wealth - it (the book) is deadly logical and brilliantly written. ” Director of the Museum of Jewish History in Russia, writer and journalist Sergey Ustinov compared what was written, the links to sources with the sources themselves and found that the conclusions made in the book of Latynina diverge from the sources to which the links are given. The biblical scholar Gleb Yastrebov criticized Latynina’s scientific level when working on the book, noting that “the fact that she read at least some scientific works, albeit old ones, is very commendable, as well as the interest in the topic”, although “considering her claims, alas , the book is surprisingly provincial. " In addition, he noted that “alas, there are so many signs of ignorance that it’s impossible to enumerate even a tenth:“ mistakes, simplifications and stretches go a long way ”and that“ by modern standards, her approach is largely subcritical, I would even say pre-scientific, ”and also indicated that“ it is clear that Latynin’s Bible is not known, and not a single passage is able to parse ”, and its“ conspiracy theological interpretations are ridiculous, ”and concluded that“ the book, which began with a more or less acceptable retelling serious scientists, in the second half turns into a product, to which is below not only the scientific, but also the average amateur level. ” Also, earlier, Yastrebov pointed out that Latynina’s “knowledge of Hebrew is clearly zero, but he keeps with aplomb and from time to time explains (not always true) where and how to translate”, although he noted that “all the same, until a certain moment, it more or less follows the scientific outline. ”

Julia Latynina now

In the summer of 2017, another attack was made on Julia Latynina. The journalist’s car was sprayed with caustic gas, and in September, unidentified people set fire to the car. Latynina for the first time became scared for the life of loved ones, so the journalist left Russia with her parents. At the same time, Latynina hides the place of emigration from the public.

Burnt car of Yulia Latynina

Now Yulia Latynina continues to comment on the events taking place in Russia, speaking in the next issues of the “Access Code”.

Publications in periodicals

The Tale of the Holy Grail // Sources: almanac. - M.: Mol. Guard, 1990. - S. 110-127.

Clearch and Heracles // Friendship of Peoples. - No. 1. - 1994.

Preacher // Knowledge is Power. - No. 7-12. - 1994.

The Story of a well-meaning rebel // Star. - No. 3. - 1996.

In anticipation of the Golden Age (from fairy tales to dystopias) // October. No. 6. 1989.

Two avant-garde // Facets. No. 156, 1990.

Lessons from Milestones // Knowledge is Power. No. 2. 1991.

Is property theft? // Knowledge is power. No. 6. 1991.

Time to disassemble the barricades, (together with A. N. Latynina). // New world. No. 1. 1992.

The Hive who complained, or some objections to the nationalization of virtue (About B. Mandeville) // Knowledge is power. No. 1. 1992.

The first among equals. Spartan Troubles 244–192 BC e. // Knowledge is power. No. 4. 1992.

Socialism: The phenomenon of the XX century or the subconscious of culture? // New circle. No. 3. 1992.

Atavism of social justice. // Century XX and the world. No. 5. 1992.

Golden Taurus: Idol or Victim // Nezavisimaya Gazeta, July 9, 1992.

The Wheel of History and the Wheel of Fortune // Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 10/30/1992

Waiting for the Golden Age // Glas. No. 3. 1992

Folklore and Newspeak // Poetics Journal. 1990


Already during his studies, the circle of scientific research of a young graduate student-philologist turned out to be focused on the history of economics. The result of this trend were articles in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, the editions of XX Century and the World, New World, Knowledge is Power, where, in particular, she conducted a series of publications entitled Golden Calf - Idol or Victim? cash in Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

In 1994, Latynina worked as an economic columnist for the Today tabloid. She held a similar position from 1995 to 1997 in Izvestia, then, until 1998, in Expert, from 1999–2000. - in “Top Secret”, since 2001 - in “Novaya Gazeta”, in 2003-2004. - in the "Weekly Journal", 2006-2007. - at Kommersant.

In 1999, the Russian Biographical Institute named the writer "Person of the Year."


In 2000, Julia made her television debut as the host of the author’s informational and analytical economic television program “Ruble Zone”, which went on NTV first, then on ORT. In the same place, from 2001, she wrote stories about the most resonant crimes in the Russian Federation in the framework of the television program Once Upon a Time in Russia, and from 2001 to 2002 she was a co-host of the highly rated analytical program Other Time.

The writer, named in the media as “the political star of the capital’s television screen,” in 2002-2003. she hosted the TVS broadcasting relevant comments “There is an Opinion”; in the summer of 2003, she worked for REN-TV in the “24” issue, and during the year she was a commentator in the weekly similar program.


Watch the video: Yulia Latynina talking to Sven Hughes about what is going on in Russia (April 2020).