Anna Politkovskaya

1958 - 2006

Anna Politkovskaya

Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (Russian: А́нна Степа́новна Политко́вская, IPA: [ˈanːə sʲtʲɪˈpanəvnə pəlʲɪtˈkofskəjə]; Ukrainian: Га́нна Степа́нівна Політко́вська, IPA: [ˈɦɑnːɐ steˈpɑn⁽ʲ⁾iu̯nɐ pol⁽ʲ⁾itˈkɔu̯sʲkɐ]; born Mazepa [mɐˈzɛpɐ]; 30 August 1958 – 7 October 2006) was a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist who reported on political events in Russia, in particular, the Second Chechen War (1999–2005).It was her reporting from Chechnya that made Politkovskaya's national and international reputation. For seven years she refused to give up reporting on the war despite numerous acts of intimidation and violence. Politkovskaya was arrested by Russian military forces in Chechnya and subjected to a mock execution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Politkovskaya has received more than 873,155 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 12th most popular journalist.

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among journalists, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 12 out of 100Before her are Joseph Pulitzer, Julian Assange, Gerda Taro, John Reed, Sebastião Salgado, and Dorothea Lange. After her are Jeremy Clarkson, Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, Endre Ady, and Jean-Marie Balestre.

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Among people born in 1958, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 22Before her are Bruce Dickinson, Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ellen DeGeneres, and Keith Haring. After her are Tzipi Livni, Jamal Khashoggi, Kevin Bacon, Marie Fredriksson, Andre Geim, and Wong Kar-wai. Among people deceased in 2006, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 44Before her are Markus Wolf, Alida Valli, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Allen Carr, Robert Bruce Merrifield, and Nam June Paik. After her are Shohei Imamura, Karel Appel, Romano Mussolini, Alexander Litvinenko, Shelley Winters, and Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 1,071 out of 12,171Before her are Brandon Lee (1965), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Gore Vidal (1925), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Julius Axelrod (1912). After her are Magic Johnson (1959), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Tom Wolfe (1930), Frances McDormand (1957), and Frederick Cook (1865).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 3Before her are John Reed (1887) and Dorothea Lange (1895). After her are Lee Miller (1907), Walker Evans (1903), Steve McCurry (1950), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Edgar Snow (1905), Charles Dow (1851), and Eddie Adams (1933).