OREANDA-NEWS. The famous Soviet and Russian international journalist Malor Sturua has died at the age of 94, the Union of Journalists of Russia reports. Sturua died in Minneapolis (USA), where he lived recently, from natural causes, said his son, journalist Andrei Sturua. The death was recorded on Tuesday, June 1.

«He will be buried in Moscow. Now we are organizing the funeral», he added. The date of the funeral has not been determined yet.

As a correspondent of «Izvestia», Sturua accompanied Nikita Khrushchev on a trip to the countries of the East in 1960, which he described together with his co-authors in the book «The Awakened East». He was a correspondent of «Izvestia» in London, New York, and Washington. He headed the department for Developing Countries of «Izvestia» and was a member of the editorial board of the newspaper. He was also a columnist for the newspaper «Moskovsky Komsomolets», where he published articles and reports from the United States. During his years abroad, he has written more than a dozen books on foreign politics.

Sturua was a knight of the «Order For Services to the Fatherland» IV degree for his great contribution to the development of domestic journalism, the «Order of Honor» for services in the field of culture, press, broadcasting, two «Orders of the Red Banner of Labor», the Russian «Order of Friendship» and the Soviet «Order of Friendship of Peoples» and other awards.