Anna Politkovskaya



Age: 48


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