Russian Journalist Dies After Falling From Window

Facebook / Margarita Virova


25-year-old Margarita Virova reportedly died by falling out of her eighth-story apartment window on accident.

A Russian journalist writing for an online feminist magazine has died after falling out of an eighth-story apartment building window in what officials have preliminary declared a “tragic accident,” The Moscow Times reports.

The 25-year-old Wonderzine editor Margarita Virova reportedly fell while taking a picture of her friends on Monday, dying several hours later in the hospital.

“Rita knew all about beauty but wasn’t afraid of exposing its cult,” read the Wonderzine obituary for Virova. “She loved life very much but made very funny jokes about death.”

On Facebook, Wonderzine editor-in-chief Julia Taratuta wrote, “It's so ridiculous and such a big grief that it can't be processed. In our obituary, we wrote the truth — that she was the most artistic, touching and witty person at our magazine.”

According to the Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid, officials believe that her death was indeed an accident.

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