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.)