The Mourning After

Friday, October 13, 2006


Last weekend, investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya was found dead in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building -- shot in the head at close range. No one knows who killed her or why, though few doubt it had something to do with her documentation of human rights abuses. Dissident and journalist Boris Kagarlitsky tells Brooke that Politkovskaya's death may, contrary to claims, embolden the Russian press.

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