Anna Politkovskaya

1958 - 2006

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Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (Russian: Анна Степановна Политковская, IPA: [ˈanːə sʲtʲɪˈpanəvnə pəlʲɪtˈkofskəjə]; Ukrainian: Ганна Степанівна Політковська, IPA: [ˈɦɑnːɐ steˈpɑn⁽ʲ⁾iu̯nɐ pol⁽ʲ⁾itˈkɔu̯sʲkɐ]; née Mazepa, Мазепа, IPA: [mɐˈzɛpɐ]; 30 August 1958 – 7 October 2006) was a Russian journalist, 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 1,430,273 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Anna Politkovskaya is the 12th most popular journalist, the 982nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,071st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Journalist.

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist who was assassinated in 2006. She is most famous for her reporting on the human rights abuses in Chechnya.

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Among journalists, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 12 out of 129Before her are Gianni Rodari, Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, and Julian Assange. After her are Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, Jean-Marie Balestre, Walker Evans, and Alexander Berkman.

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Among people born in 1958, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 24Before her are Quique Setién, Tim Robbins, Bruce Dickinson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Keith Haring, and Ellen DeGeneres. After her are Jamal Khashoggi, Kevin Bacon, Boris Tadić, Wong Kar-wai, Hugo Sánchez, and Andre Geim. Among people deceased in 2006, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 41Before her are P. W. Botha, Markus Wolf, Melvin Schwartz, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Bülent Ecevit, and Alida Valli. After her are Alexander Litvinenko, Shelley Winters, Ta Mok, Shohei Imamura, Romano Mussolini, and Karel Appel.

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Among people born in United States, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 982 out of 15,968Before her are Alfred Hershey (1908), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Linda McCartney (1941), Brandon Lee (1965), Lisa Kudrow (1963), and Frank Sheeran (1920). After her are Gene Deitch (1924), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Sydney Chaplin (1926), Frances McDormand (1957), Dred Scott (1795), and Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921).

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