Aliona Doletskaya‘s departure from Vogue Russia raised more than a few questions, but mostly people just wondered, “Where would she go next?”
Instead, Doletskaya will launch two European editions of Interview magazine–one in Russia at the end of 2011 and one in Germany at the beginning of 2012. She will serve as editor-in-chief of both publications.
This is great news for Doletskaya, but it’s also good news for Brant Publications, the publisher of Interview. While they’re not running these international editions–the mags will be published by Vladislav Doronin, founder and president of the Moscow-based Capital Group (and Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend), and Bernd Runge, CEO of auction house Phillips de Pury–they’re sure to receive licensing royalties. (We don’t know the specifics of the deal, but we’ll obviously keep you updated.)