Russia Female Interfax Editor Disappears In Moscow

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News 

This female editor of Russian news agency Interfax has gone missing and a police search for her is underway.

Russian journalist Margarita Ignatova, 29, and Interfax editor has been missing in the capital city of Moscow since 17 November.

Local media report she was last in contact with her family at around 9 am on Sunday shortly before attending mass.

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The following day she did not go to work and her mother said at that point she had been missing for 24 hours.

She reportedly did not take her phone or ID with her, something she normally does.

Her mother Irina Alekseeva said: “She has disappeared. She left all the things that she uses all the time at home. She only took her wallet and her keys.”

Irina added that even if her daughter were planning on going somewhere, she would have stopped by her home to grab those items.

The mother added that Margarita does not have any friends in the district where they live, as it is rather remote.

She has reported her missing daughter to police and the Moscow police have confirmed an investigation is underway.

Georgy Spirov, one of Ignatova’s friends, told local media that apart from receiving a message from her mother warning about the disappearance they nothing else about the case.

She was reportedly last seen in a multicoloured jacket, turquoise and brown hat, a green cardigan, and black trainers.

Interfax is an independent major news agency in Russia headquartered in Moscow.

The company employs over 1,000 staff in over 70 bureaus worldwide and publishes over 3,000 stories each day.

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