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Tuesday
Jan252011

'I Have Very Little Time,' Moscow Terror Victim Predicted

Photo Courtesy - Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- A celebrated playwright who was one of the victims of the suicide bombing Monday in a Moscow airport had written just one month ago that she felt she had "very little time."

Anna Mishutina, who wrote under the pseudonym Anna Yablonskaya, arrived at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport just after 4 p.m. Monday from her native Ukraine for an awards ceremony.

As she entered the arrivals hall in the Russian capital's busiest airport, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, killing Mishutina and at least 34 others in the deadliest terrorist attack in Russia in almost a year.

Mishutina, who lived in Odessa with her husband and 3-year-old daughter, was recently described by Moscow's leading English language newspaper as "one of the most talked-about new Russian playwrights."

But just one month ago she posted an ominous note on her blog.

"It seems to me that I have very little time," she wrote.

"I really didn't like it when I read that," Mishutina's friend Natalia Antonova told ABC News.  "I don't know if people can feel these things coming, but she was a very sensitive person, very attuned to the physical and the metaphysical."

Mishutina's plays were produced in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.  According to the Royal Court Theatre in London, she took part in an international residency last year, and there will be a reading of her play The Pagans there in April.

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