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Анна Степановна Политковская

Дата рождения: 30. Август 1958
Дата смерти: 7. Октябрь 2006

А́нна Степа́новна Политко́вская — российская журналистка, правозащитница и писательница. Уделяла особое внимание конфликту в Чечне. 7 октября 2006 года была застрелена в лифте своего дома.


„Нельзя мириться с меньшим злом, боясь, что будет большее.“

„People sometimes pay with their lives for saying aloud what they think. In fact, one can even get killed for giving me information. I am not the only one in danger. I have examples that prove it.“


„How we react to the tragedy of one small person accurately reflects our attitude towards a whole nationality, and increasing the numbers doesn't change much.“ Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches

„We are hurtling back into a Soviet abyss, into an information vacuum that spells death from our own ignorance. All we have left is the internet, where information is still freely available. For the rest, if you want to go on working as a journalist, it's total servility to Putin. Otherwise, it can be death, the bullet, poison, or trial—whatever our special services, Putin's guard dogs, see fit.“

„Do you still think the world is vast? That if there is a conflagration in one place it does not have a bearing on another, and that you can sit it out in peace on your veranda admiring your absurd petunias?“

„At least a circus performance does not last long, and the regime availing itself of the services of clownish journalists has the longevity of a mouldering mushroom.“ Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches

„This political line is wholly neo-Soviet: human beings do not have independent existences, they are cogs in the machine whose function is to implement unquestioningly whatever political escapades those in power dream up. Cogs have no rights. Not even to dignity in death.“ Putin's Russia

„What matter is the information, not what you think about it.“ Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches


„When the Fascists entered Denmark, the Jews were ordered to sew yellow stars on their clothing so they could be easily recognized. The Danes promptly sewed on yellow stars, both to save the Jews and to save themselves from turning into Fascists. Their king joined with them. In“ Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy

„The poor are not property owners, so the democrats ignored them. The nationalists did not. Not“ A Russian Diary

„PUTIN: “No civilized state can live without a legislative institution. A great deal depends on the Duma. We expect efficient, systematic work.” ALEXANDER“ A Russian Diary

„Maintaining the territorial integrity of the state was recently one of our own main problems and priorities. By and large that task has been accomplished. Following these principles, we cannot refuse to apply them to our neighbors.“ A Russian Diary


„VLADIMIR BYKOVSKY, Chuvashia: “Do you allow yourself emotions?” PUTIN: “Unfortunately, I do.” DOBROSLAVA“ A Russian Diary

„Alvi also told them that the main reason his family was in Moscow and not in Chechnya, in spite of how uncomfortable things were for them here, was to enable their children to go to school without a war taking place around them. Zulai was a math teacher, but she had to work at a market stall in Moscow, not something she was good at. They spent their evenings rolling chicken cutlets to sell in the morning. Everything he and Zulai did was for the sake of their children. “Well, how about that! They’re worming their way right into the center of Moscow! And they expect to be given a $500 apartment!” This was the reaction of the parents’ committee to Alvi’s appeal. “I“ Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy

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