Sunday, October 08, 2006


Prominent Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, known for her harsh criticism of the Kremlin’s policies and Vladimir Putin’s regime, was killed in the Russian capital on Saturday evening.

Politkovskaya worked as a reporter for the Novaya Gazeta daily. She rose to prominence and achieved international recognition for her critical coverage of developments in Russia’s restive southern province of Chechnya and other North Caucasian provinces.

One of Russia’s most respected journalists, she was known as a tireless investigative reporter. She’d authored a critical book on Russia’s president and his campaign in Chechnya, and wrote sympathetic stories about Chechen refugees.

The International Federation of Journalists Secretary-General stated "Politkovskaya’s slaying was clearly a “targeted assassination.”

There is a full story on Moscow News.

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