Anna Politkovskaya was an outstanding woman, devoted writer, and Human Rights activist. On October 7th 2006, a group of cowards assassinated her because they were afraid to face the truth. She was murdered because she exposed the crimes of the Russian government. Throughout the years Politkovskaya had been tracked down, followed, and investigated but that did not discourage her. Even after several failed assassination attempts, she kept going because she knew that she possessed a gift that was no match for the Russian government. She had the gift of writing, and wrote about the facts. Anna revealed the secrets that government tried kept hidden, and exposed their evil deeds. Even though her life was at stake she never gave up, she knew that it was her duty to keep the world informed. The world will never forget her. We salute Anna Politkovskaya.
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Chechnya: New Russian Atrocities Exposed Date: March 28, 2002 Source: IWPR (CRS No. 122, 28-Mar-02) By Anna Politkovskaya Russian troops engaged in new levels of extortion, looting and rape in their recent eight-day operation in the Chechen village of Stariye Atagi. The inhabitants of this southern Chechen village are so used to surviving from one Russian military "clean-up" operation to the next that they talk about their lives in a surreal fashion. "Do you remember, that was during clean-up number 19?" they say. Or "My neighbour was killed in clean-up number 23." Stariye Atagi, 20 km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya, with 15,000 inhabitants. The eight-day "passport checking operation" that occurred there two months ago was the twentieth such action since the start of the second Chechen war, and definitely the worst. The village is a troubled place, home to many Islamic militants, usually referred to as "Wahhabis", which makes ... >>full
Akhmad Kadyrov: Had I been the dictator of Chechnya Date: March 22, 2002 Source: Novaya Gazeta (No. 20) By Anna Politkovskaya An interview with Akhmad Kadyrov, head of the administration of Chechnya Author: Akhmad Kadyrov discusses the current situation in Chechnya, and gives his views on what the federal government, the military, and the people of Chechnya ought to do. He believes the war in Chechnya will be over soon, most likely by autumn this year.
Question: What do you think of the so-called peace talks between Kazantsev and Zakayev the Kremlin refers to every now and then? Akhmad Kadyrov: I have always objected to the idea. I told the president that it would avail us nothing and that only Maskhadov's side would benefit. That's exactly what happened. Question: And what are these benefits you are talking about? Akhmad Kadyrov: Maskhadov was given another chance at deceiving the people. When the talks began, he immediately released several addresses to ... >>full
Russia's whistle blower Date: March 16, 2002 Source: The Guardian By David Hearst In Chechnya, there is now just one lone Russian voice remaining to chronicle the lives of those embroiled in the killing and corruption that have become the hallmark of President Putin's efforts to bring the province under the control of Moscow. Her name is Anna Politkovskaya, and she is not about to give up the fight
She is Russia's least wanted journalist. She's been held overnight in the torture cells she was investigating, threatened with rape, and received numerous death threats. Her reporting has stirred the wrath of Russia's most powerful and unfettered institutions - the Kremlin, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the GRU, the military intelligence. She has been forced to flee the country, work under the surveillance of round-the-clock police bodyguards. She has been accused of being a western agent. And yet she keeps on coming back for more. ... >>full
Anna Politkovskaya, Russia's whistle blower 16 March 2002 David Hearst, The Guardian She is Russia's least wanted journalist. She's been held overnight in the torture cells she was investigating, threatened with rape, and received numerous death threats. Her reporting has stirred the wrath of Russia's most powerful and unfettered institutions - the Kremlin, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the GRU, the military intelligence. She has been forced to flee the country, work under the surveillance of round-the-clock police bodyguards. She has been accused of being a western agent. And yet she keeps on coming back for more. To be precise, she has returned to the land that has caused her so much trouble, Chechnya, 39 times. It's not even as if Anna Politkovskaya is fighting a popular cause. Her theme - crime and punishment in Chechnya - is as unpopular at home as it is ignored abroad. Few Russians want to ... >>full
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