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The Life and Death of Anna Politkovskaya

Friday, Oct. 7 marks a decade since the death of iconic Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who built her reputation reporting on conflict in Chechnya for Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. An outspoken critic of the Kremlin and a human rights activist, Politkovskaya was murdered in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006. Five men were sentenced for her murder in 2014, but the person who ordered the hit has never been brought to justice.

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