In Memory of Anna Politkovskaya
(1958 - 07 October 2006)
She used to say “Words can save lives.” She was convinced her testimony
could help mentalities evolve. Yet words finally killed her. Anna
Politkovskaya was murdered on Saturday 7 October 2006, shot down as she was
coming home, on Lesnaya street in Moscow. Her last article on Chechnya,
unfinished, was published by her newspaper Novaya Gazeta (circulation: one
million) a few days after her death...
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is nominated for Pulitzer Prize 2008
A group of Finnish
musicians and activists joined forces to create a song for the memory of
Anna Politkovskaya, the murdered Russian journalist. The song "Uuden ajan
kynnyksellä" ("In The Beginning Of A New Era") was first aired on Finnish
radios on 20. 10. 2006, to coincide with Vladimir Putin's visit in the EU
summit held in Finland. A translation is available and the track is
http://www.voima.fi - go check it out.
The video, directed by Pete Veijalainen, heavily features footage from a
spontaneous, silent candle-lit protest held in Helsinki after news of the
shooting spread in Finland. Lyrics: Terhi Kokkonen/Music: Kerkko Koskinen.