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Anna Politkovskaya. 8 October, 2006.

Reference Number: DCDL-0002439

Caricature of Anna Politkovskaya, courageous Russian journalist, known as a strong critic of President Putin, shot dead in Moscow 8 October 2006. She is shown standing on a podium labelled 'Courage in journalism'. In her left hand she holds her book,'Putin's Russia' and sticking out of her head is a hammer and a sickle.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Caricatures and Digital images, related to Anna Politkovskaya, Journalists and Freedom of speech.

Part of:
Webb, Murray, 1947- :[Digital caricatures published from 29 July 2005 onwards (2006, 2007, 2008). Includes a selection of digital caricatures published from 2002 and up to July 2005.], Reference Number DC-Group-0003 (865 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 30068 x 16 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 941 x 1200. Single art work

Historical Notes: Politkovskaya was a fierce critic of Putin, whom she believed had failed to shake off his past as a KGB agent.She accused him of crushing liberty, stifling freedom and dragging Russia back into its authoritarian Soviet past."Why do I so dislike Putin?" she wrote in her book 'Putin's Russia' which was widely published overseas but not in Russia."I dislike him for ... his cynicism, for his racism, for his lies ... for the massacre of the innocents which went on throughout his first term as president".

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