Anna Politkovskaya: Ultimate Journalist

October 8, 2006 at 12:35 am 2 comments

politkovskaya1.jpg

Anna died for daring to tell the truth about “Poot-Poot” Russia.

Am only now learning of this courageous writer from Aleksey, my Russian-dissident bf and a journalist.

“It’s like shooting Tom Brokaw, if Tom Brokaw had balls. She was trying to show the real picture, not the bullshit. And for godsakes, she was a woman. To kill a woman like this you have to be an asshole and a piece of shit. But not a coward; the person got paid for it. A true professional.”

Aleksey tags the hit on goons of Ramzan Kadyrov. A man who drives a Ferrari, owns a soccer team and is majordomo of an aquatic park. He also holds down a side gig as Chechnya’s prime minister.

Before being shot in her apartment building’s elevator, Anna endured a starvation stint in a zindan* prison for deigning to question pro-Kremlin Chechen movers and shakers. Upon comparison to our journalistic chafes, now feel shame, sadness and resolve.

As Aleksey says, “Because of her investigations, many lives have been saved.”

Just not hers.

“When something like this happens,” says Aleksey, “I always think: Who’s next?”

“So? Who?”

“Garry Kasparov,” he replies. “He’s heading up the Coalition for Choice 2008 otherwise known as The Other Russia to make sure opposition to Putin is heard.”

We can only hope the chessmaster will out-wit the pitiless thugs.

And that the world’s journalists continue to confront them.

Otherwise, Anna’s died in vain.

Listen to her here.

*Zindan is the Chechen name for a hole in the ground where POWs are held.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

J-Blog Buffet ProcrastiNation

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. alsdkfjsd  |  June 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Nice post. I used to be checking constantly
    this weblog and I’m impressed! Very useful information specially the final
    section šŸ™‚ I deal with such info much. I used to be looking
    for this certain information for a very lengthy time.

    Thank you and good luck.

    Reply
  • 2. comment faire pour etre enceinte au plus vite  |  January 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I see in my blog trackers significant traffic coming from facebook. My blog is not connected with facebook, I don’t have an account there, and I can’t see, who posts the links…any ideas?.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Calendar

October 2006
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Most Recent Posts


%d bloggers like this: