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By Anna Politkovskaya

Anna Politkovskaya, one in all Russia’s so much fearless reporters, used to be gunned down in a freelance killing in Moscow within the fall of 2006. previous to her dying, Politkovskaya accomplished this searing, intimate list of existence in Russia from the parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the awful summer time of 2005, whilst the state was once nonetheless reeling from the horrors of the Beslan university siege. In A Russian Diary, Politkovskaya dares to inform the reality in regards to the devastation of Russia lower than Vladimir Putin–a fact all of the extra pressing on the grounds that her tragic loss of life.
Writing with unflinching readability, Politkovskaya depicts a society strangled by way of cynicism and corruption. because the Russian elections draw close to, Politkovskaya describes how Putin neutralizes or jails his rivals, muzzles the click, shamelessly lies to the public–and then secures a sham landslide that plunges the population into mass melancholy. In Moscow, oligarchs blow millions of rubles on nights of partying whereas Russian squaddies freeze to demise. Terrorist assaults turn into nearly usual occasions. simple freedoms dwindle day-by-day.

And then, in September 2004, armed terrorists take greater than twelve hundred hostages within the Beslan institution, and a special type of insanity descends.
In prose incandescent with outrage, Politkovskaya captures either the horror and the absurdity of lifestyles in Putin’s Russia: She fearlessly interviews a deranged Chechen warlord in his fortified lair. She documents the numb grief of a mom who misplaced a baby within the Beslan siege and but clings to the myth that her son will go back domestic sometime. The remarkable ostentation of the recent wealthy, the glimmer of desire that incorporates the association of the celebration of Soldiers’ moms, the mounting police brutality, the fathomless public apathy–all are woven into Politkovskaya’s devastating portrait of Russia today.

“If anyone thinks they could take convenience from the ‘optimistic’ forecast, allow them to do so,” Politkovskaya writes. “It is definitely the simpler means, however it can be a dying sentence for our grandchildren.”

A Russian Diary is testomony to Politkovskaya’s ferocious refusal to take the simpler way–and the bad cost she paid for it. it's a fabulous, uncompromising exposé of a deteriorating society by means of one of many world’s bravest writers.

<u>Praise for Anna Politkovskaya</u>
“Anna Politkovskaya outlined the human sense of right and wrong. Her relentless pursuit of the reality within the face of hazard and darkness testifies to her distinctive position in journalism–and humanity. This publication merits to be greatly read.”
–Christiane Amanpour, leader overseas correspondent, CNN

“Like all nice investigative journalists, Anna Politkovskaya introduced ahead human truths that rewrote the respectable tale. we'll proceed to learn her, and study from her, for years.”
–Salman Rushdie

“Suppression of freedom of speech, of expression, reaches its savage final within the homicide of a author. Anna Politkovskaya refused to lie, in her paintings; her homicide is a ghastly act, and an assault on global literature.”
–Nadine Gordimer

“Beyond mourning her, it'd be extra seemly to recollect her by way of paying attention to what she wrote.”
–James Meek

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