The murder of Anna Politkovskaya: 15 years later
On October 7, 2021 the statute of limitations on the murder of “Novaya Gazeta” journalist Anna Politkovskaya expired. “Novaya Gazeta” notes: “This means that those who ordered the murder, whose names have not been released to this day, have officially escaped responsibility”. “The investigation has dragged on as long as it could, since the ones who ordered it was policy. And, apparently, the big one policy” says “Novaya Gazeta” deputy editor-in-chief Sergei Sokolov.
Despite this, the editorial board of the newspaper where Anna worked so long and devotedly intends to press for the reopening of the investigation of Politkovskaya’s murder and the disclosure of the name of those who ordered her murder.
The journalist was killed by multiple gunshot wounds in the entrance to her own house in Moscow. The killer fired four shots at point-blank range, including a control shot to the head, as Anna entered the lift. An abandoned Makarov gun and shotshells were also found there.