Saturday, October 07, 2006

Russian Journalist Shot Dead

And in the meantime, Russia continues to slip backwards into totalitarianism:

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, an outspoken critic of war in rebel Chechnya, was shot dead on Saturday at her apartment block in central Moscow.

Politkovskaya, a mother of two, was well-known for exposing rights abuses by Russian troops and remained critical of Moscow's campaign despite intense government pressure.

Here's a fairly good summary from 2005 of how dangerous it is to work in Russia as a reporter.


Nat-Wu said...

Good ol' Russia, it can't even get out of the 20th century.

Xanthippas said...

Or the 19th for that matter.