Valeria Novodvorskaya dead

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Lenta.ru reports citing various sources that Novodvorskaya died of infectious and toxic shock. Her death is also confirmed by Interfax news agency. She was admitted to emergency care at a Moscow hospital on Saturday. Doctors fought for her life for several hours but all in vain.

Valeria Novodvorskaya is a Russian liberal and pro-democracy activist, independent journalist and video blogger who once founded the Democratic Union party. She was born in Belarus on May 17, 1950 in the city of Baranavichy. Novodvorskaya spoke out in support of the opposition in Belarus on numerous occasions.

Valeria Novodvorskaya was 64 years old.