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