Nothing but the Truth, By Anna Politkovskaya

An extraordinary journalist's lasting legacy
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Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian investigative journalist who was murdered in October 2006.

She was extraordinarily brave, repeatedly exposing Russia's war in Chechnya through her reports for the paper Novaya Gazeta, challenging President Vladimir Putin himself with her questioning of the Moscow theatre massacre of 2002, and the slaughter of 186 children in Beslan in 2004.

Fearless, dedicated, committed to the truth, she modestly said that she simply gathered information, that her job was to give people as much information as possible. Superbly translated by Arch Tait, this collection of her reports shows her gift for clarity and ability to keep asking the right questions, talents which eventually got her killed.