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Anna Politkovskaya

1958 - 2006

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Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (née Mazepa; 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 1,600,311 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Anna Politkovskaya is the 8th most popular journalist (up from 12th in 2019), the 589th most popular biography from United States (up from 981st in 2019) and the 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 8 out of 127Before her are Richard Sorge, Oriana Fallaci, François-Noël Babeuf, Gianni Rodari, Joseph Pulitzer, and Gerda Taro. After her are Sebastião Salgado, Julian Assange, John Reed, Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, and Lee Miller.

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Among people born in 1958, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 17Before her are Viggo Mortensen, Sharon Stone, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Bush, Prince, and Marie Fredriksson. After her are Tim Robbins, Jamie Lee Curtis, Keith Haring, Mehmet Ali Ağca, Lyudmila Putina, and Ice-T. Among people deceased in 2006, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 22Before her are Syd Barrett, György Ligeti, Owen Chamberlain, Joseph Barbera, Ibrahim Rugova, and Clifford Geertz. After her are Paul Mauriat, Clay Regazzoni, Giacinto Facchetti, Choi Kyu-hah, Robert Altman, and Johannes Rau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 589 out of 18,182Before her are Mia Farrow (1945), Ed Harris (1950), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Angela Davis (1944), and Clifford Geertz (1926). After her are Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), Art Garfunkel (1941), Jane Addams (1860), Meat Loaf (1947), and Philip Glass (1937).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Anna Politkovskaya ranks 1After her are John Reed (1887), Dorothea Lange (1895), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Lee Miller (1907), Steve McCurry (1950), Walker Evans (1903), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Charles Dow (1851), Eddie Adams (1933), Edgar Snow (1905), and Joe Rosenthal (1911).