- Apr 25, 2008
the courageous Anna Politkovskaya was murdered. She was a fearless critic of the Russian elite and was particularly vocal on the murder and mayhem in Chechnya. Her book Putin's Russia is a searing critique of Putin and his thuggish regime. It makes for grim reading but for anyone who wants to see behind the headlines it is worth it. Despite death threats, sexual assaults, a mock execution in Chechnya she continued her writing up until she was murdered. Convictions were handed down in 2014 to three Chechens for the murder but it was never established who ordered the hit. Strangely enough the 7th of October is also the birthday of one Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.