Aliona Dolestkaya to Leave Russian Vogue [Updated]


Love magazine just tweeted that Russian Vogue's editor, Aliona Dolestkaya, is leaving!

Aliona to leave Russian Vogue. Good luck Aliona for the future, we love you xx

Aliona once posed topless on the cover of Moscow-based Blacksquare magazine, and was once rumored to be a candidate for Anna Wintour's job a couple years ago when all those rumors were going around about Anna quitting.


Update: Jonathan Newhouse, president of Condé Nast International, sent a memo to staffers confirming Doletskaya's resignation:

“Some time ago, Aliona Doletskaya told me that she would like to leave the Vogue Russia editor-in-chief’s post, which she has occupied for almost 13 years, and start a new life, probably to write a book or try her hand in a new field,” said Newhouse. “As Russia—as well as the rest of the world—was still going through economically hard times, I asked Aliona to wait for a better time to do this. Now, it’s obvious that we are coming out of the crisis, thus I don’t want to interfere with Aliona’s plans anymore. I accept her decision to leave the magazine with great sorrow… In the near future we will announce the name of the next editor-in-chief of Vogue Russia.”

Breaking: Aliona Doletskaya Resigns from Vogue Russia [Daily Front Row]