Eight days before the Russian star journalist Anna Politkovskaya (1958–2006) was shot and killed in the stairwell outside his apartment in Moscow, she had her last text in print here in MODERN TIMES. The title of her column was "Russia's New Middle Ages". And she ended the exclusive MODERN TIMES text as follows, describing the new totalitarian state under Vladimir Putin's construction: "The 'peace' they have been trying to establish in Chechnya over the past two years has spread beyond Chechnya's borders."
These were her last printed words. About a week later, on. . .
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