Summary: Russian veteran journalist and author who made her name as searing critic of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya, which she was a strident critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom she accused of stifling civil society and allowing a climate of official corruption and brutality.
Cause of Death: Assassination by shooting
Born: August 30, 1958
Died: October 7, 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia