Anna Politkovskaya

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(journalist, writer, activist, Russian apartment bombings/Premature death)
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BornAnna Stepanovna Mazepa
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died2006-10-07 (Age 48)
Moscow, Russia
Cause of death
CitizenshipRussia,  United States
Alma materMoscow State University
ChildrenVera Ilya
SpouseAlexander Politkovsky
Victim ofassassination
A staunch opponent of the Second Chechen War who was assassinated.

Anna Politkovskaya was known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and blamed the FSB for the Russian apartment bombings.


Politkovskaya was gunned down in front of her apartment on 7 October 2006. As of 2016 Wikipedia reports that in June 2014 five men were sentenced to prison for the assassination, but it is still unclear who ordered or paid for the killing. She also reportedly felt “ill after drinking some tea that she believed contained poison”.[1]


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Document:Outrage over killing of journalists is essentialArticle11 November 2018Muhammad Idrees AhmadAbove all we need to protect the laws and institutions which would have protected Anna Politkovskaya, Marie Colvin and Jamal Khashoggi had they been universal. We need to treat a threat to journalists anywhere as a threat to journalists everywhere.