Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (Russian: Анна Степановна Политковская; 30 August 1958 — 7 October 2006) was a Russian journalist. Anna Politkovskaya wrote for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta. She was born in the New York City, United States. Her parents were diplomats. Her birth name was Anna Stepanovna Mazepa (Russian:Анна Степановна Мазепа).
On 7 October 2006, she was shot dead at her house in Moscow. It is possible she was murdered for political reasons. Some Western countries have asked for a thorough investigation of her death. They see it as an attempt to end opposition to the current Russian regime, as perhaps one of the last chances to save the freedom of the press in Russia. The Noyava Gazeta has put up a reward for information that can explain why she was killed.
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