Yulia Solodyankina: family appeal for safe return

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The family of missing woman Yulia Solodyankina have appealed for her to make contact.

The 22-year-old Russian who was studying physics at Edinburgh University, was reported missing on Wednesday June 12.

Missing Russian student Yulia Solodyankina. Picture: Police Scotland

Missing Russian student Yulia Solodyankina. Picture: Police Scotland

Yulia was last seen at Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow around 4.55pm on Friday 7th June.

Yulia is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall with a small mole on her left cheek. She speaks fluent English with a strong Russian accent and was last seen wearing a dark coat with belt, dark shoulder bag, a red and orange coloured scarf, grey trousers, and brown shows with white laces.

She is due to graduate from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in physics on Monday 1st July.

Speaking directly to her daughter in a statement, Yulia’s mother Ekaterina said:

“Yulechka, do you remember, I told you that I love you whatever you do, whatever happens to you?

“Do you remember I told you a story about the heart that runs somewhere else apart from me?

“Come back, if you hear us. We love you very much.

“There are no hopeless situations in life. Everything can be overcome.

“We love you. You are our life.

“Your mom and dad.”


Police released CCTV of the Yulia yesterday which showed her inside Buchanan Street bus station in Glasgow.

She is seen walking across the station’s concourse, enters a newsagent, after a minute she leaves, turns around and walks out of view below the information sign.

Previously released footage showed the student walking in South Bridge in Edinburgh, close to the junction with Infirmary Street, at 2.50pm prior to her bus journey.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or the charity Missing People, where information can be passed by calling, emailing, or sending a text to 116 000.