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Memories of Anna Politkovskaya

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From The Committee to Protect Journalists:
Two years without Anna
By Nina Ognianova/Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator on October 7, 2008 2:58 PM ET

I met Anna Politkovskaya in person only once, in 2005. She was in New York to collect yet another journalism award, and stopped by CPJ one October afternoon.

I remember her crossing the lobby with an even, determined step. She had an urgency about her–that rare focus that comes only with absolute clarity about one’s mission in life. Politkovskaya’s passion was almost tangible–neither her low voice nor her poised delivery could camouflage it. It radiated from her whole being–her hand gestures; her steady gaze; the way she tossed back her strikingly gray hair. 

She was not one for small talk–she did not care about my ice-breaker about the weather. Neither did she wish to tell me about this new prize she was about to…

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