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Anna Politkovskaya

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Anna Politkovskaja

Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (Russian: Анна Степановна Политковская; 30 August 1958 — 7 October 2006) was a Russian journalist. Anna Politkovskaya wrote for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta. She was born in the New York City, United States. Her parents were diplomats and her mother was Ukrainian.[1][2][3] Her birth name was Anna Stepanovna Mazepa (Russian:Анна Степановна Мазепа).[4]

Journalism[change | change source]

She was best known for her thoughts about the war in Chechnya, a Russian state. She was also against the leader of Russia, president Vladimir Putin. Many of her texts asked for human rights.

In 2002 Politkovskaya won the Courage in Journalism Award.[5]

In 2007 her set of memoirs A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia was published in English.[6]

Death[change | change source]

On 7 October 2006, she was shot dead at her house in Moscow. It is possible she was murdered for political reasons. Some Western countries have asked for a thorough investigation of her death. They saw it as an attempt to end opposition to the Russian regime, as perhaps one of the last chances to save the freedom of the press in Russia. The Noyava Gazeta has put up a reward for information that can explain why she was killed.[7]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Halyna Mazepa: My fondest Ukrainian memories are of Katerynoslav, day.kyiv.ua
  2. Biography Archived 5 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, annapolitkovskayafund.com
  3. Anna Politkovskaya, notablebiographies.com
  4. Becky Smith (11 October 2006). "'Independent journalism has been killed in Russia'". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  5. "Courage In Journalism Award Winners (1990-2016)". International Women's Media Foundation. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ""Nonfiction Book Review: A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia by Anna Politkovskaya, Author, Arch Tait, Translator, Scott Simon, Foreword by"". Publishers' Weekly. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  7. Luke Harding (19 February 2009). "Anna Politkovskaya murder timeline". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2012.