The famous Soviet and Russian international journalist Melor Sturua has died at the age of 94.

Sturua was born in 1928 in Tbilisi. In 1949, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations, and since 1950 worked in the newspaper “Izvestia.”

Sturua has written notes and essays from London, New York, and Washington for many years, and is the author of more than 30 books.

In 1991, Sturua became a professor at the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Since the early 2000s, he has been a columnist for the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets.

The journalist, who died in the United States, was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree, for his great contribution to the development of domestic journalism and many years of fruitful work. The son of Melor Sturua told that the date of the funeral is still unknown, as the body must now be delivered to Russia.