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Russians remember killed reporter
BBC ^ | 10-08-2006 | BBC

Posted on 10/08/2006 12:14:40 PM PDT by sergey1973

Hundreds of people have gathered in central Moscow to pay tribute to prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya -a day after she was murdered.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: freedomofpress; journalistmurder; murder; politkovskaya; press; reporter; russia
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From Novaya Gazeta:
http://2006.novayagazeta.r u/nomer/2006/78n/n78n-s00.shtml

WE SAW OFF ANYA
       

      
       
Thousands of people arrived to give their last respects to the brutally murdered journalist. (Our colleagues in journalism from other papers wrote about 'hundreds' coming to Anya's funeral, but in truth there were thousands). People came, following the commands of their hearts and consciences.
       Dozens of ambassadors from very significant foreign states, as well as ordinary people, stood next to each other in the hall of farewells. All were able to say their final goodbye. (We express our appreciation to the organizers of this sad ceremony). The hall, designed for 500, could only hold a thousand. The rest waited patiently, in order to prevent a crush. The government dispatched a deputy cultural minister.
       Our last bow to Anya lasted two hours. There were no hysterics, even though strength and nerves were stretched to the limit. There were no problems, despite the huge crowd. (The special police, who came at our request to maintain order, had nothing to do.) Several dozen journalists, from Russia and the rest of the world (and this is not a figure of speech) behaved very correctly. The relatives of Anya asked that there not be a single photographer or television camera at the funeral. .
       Last Tuesday all of us, without exception, bid this person farewell.
       

     


Many, many more photographs here:
http://2006.novayagazeta.r u/nomer/2006/78n/n78n-s00.shtml

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