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Vladimir A. Voina

Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Wednesday, October 23rd in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for Vladimir A. Voina, who passed following a brief and devastating illness on October 16th. He was 83 years of age. Interment will be held privately.

Mr. Voina was a prominent journalist, who wrote for a number of newspapers and magazines in the United States and around the world, a writer, a human and civil rights activist. Formerly of Moscow, Russia, he was residing in Boston. He was the first Russian Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He will always be remembered as an incredible person, a wonderful friend, a Globe trotter and a big dreamer. He had a lust for life full of good books, films and music.

He is the cherished brother to Marina Taran & devoted uncle to Alexandra Taran & Victoria Taran, all of Revere. Dear father to Kristina Voina & Maryana Ryabtseva, both of Moscow, Russia & Robert Knox of Brunswick, Maine. Proud grandfather to Arseniy & Gleb Voina, Nicole & Beata Ryabtseva, all of Russia. He is also lovingly survived by his former wives, Professor Jane Knox-Voina of Brunswick, Maine & Galina (Kodlubovskaya) Voina of Moscow, Russia.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Will be Private

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  1. Adedayo Dansu
    Oct 26 2019

    Accept my empathy for this loss. I hope you cherish all the bright memories and times you had with him. God support and bless your family at this time and ever!

  2. Tanya Gorlin
    Oct 23 2019

    My dear friend of 50 years – let your memory be blessed.
    Vladimir, who I called Vova, was a gentleman, traveler, writer, and devoted friend. His curiosity for life, people, cultural events, countries was beyond anyone I knew. His love and devotion to Georgia, a country in the Caucasus mountain, was so big. He loved Georgian table-talks and tried to introduce this culture in Boston. He was always a Tamada (table-talk leader) at the parties at my home.
    His slow style with a lot of details was a little bit out of our speedy time. But that’s exactly what I will miss.
    My deepest condolences to Marina, Vicktorya, Sasha, Jane, Robert, Kristina, Maryana, and all the friends who loved Vladimir.
    Tanya Gorlin

  3. Victoria Sbuelz
    Oct 22 2019

    Please accept my deepest condolences for loss of Vladimir, your dear brother and uncle. Thinking of you in this time of loss.

  4. Marek Swierad
    Oct 21 2019

    A person, my close friend, like Vladimir Voina comes only once in a million years. He had a personality that would brighten your day and leave you wanting more. A talented professional, he was always trying to learn more and spread his knowledge with others. He will be deeply missed and I hope his memory will live on for years.

    Marek Swierad

  5. Vicktorya, Marina, Shasha
    Oct 19 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your uncle.

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