Earlier than her homicide in 2006, Anna Politkovskaya received overseas popularity for her reporting. Nothing however the Truth is a set of her most sensible writing.
Beginning with a quick creation via the writer approximately her pariah prestige, Nothing however the Truth includes fabric which characterizes the self-effacing Politkovskaya extra totally than she allowed in her different books. the gathering during this ebook offers an outstanding evaluate of her hugely specialist reportage, and also will stand as a tribute to her matter-of-fact own braveness, disclosing details Anna glosses over, or passed over thoroughly, in regards to the hazards she confronted and the threats she bought during her work.
Elsewhere, there are illuminating debts of interviews and encounters with Western leaders together with Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev and Vladimir Bukovsky. extra sections include her non-political writing, revealing her pleasant character, in addition to detailing foreign reactions to her murder.
Nothing however the Truth serves as a wide-ranging and lasting selection of writing via essentially the most notable and brave stories of our period.
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It was once no giggling topic, in spite of the fact that, whilst the Khanty-Mansiysk Unit used to be back to Grozny (on the directions of President Putin, as we have been formally educated through Ivan Golubev, Deputy inside Minister of the Russian Federation), and the witnesses within the case, until eventually then left to their very own units in Grozny, may now not chance napping nights within the related mattress. And now we listen that Lapin has been let out until eventually the trial. there's something essentially mistaken in Russia. existence has been grew to become upside-down and the legislations has no substance. the total diversity of public prone is placed to paintings on behalf of the legal: the legal professionals, Prosecutors, courts, – or even, unhappy to narrate, public opinion. there's priceless little support for the sufferers, in particular in the event that they ensue to be Chechens. at the present time the occasion which has suffered, Murdalov’s kinfolk, don't also have a legal professional, paid or unpaid, although this can be required by way of legislations. they've got no safety from the Prosecutor’s workplace simply because they've got no cash, having in the past spent all their assets in trying to find Zelimkhan. All this, although, is being prolonged to Lapin. He enjoys the sympathy of the Prosecutor’s workplace, the knowledge of the courtroom, he has a legal professional, appreciative colleagues, and due to their efforts he's at huge. We look ahead to a suggested answer from Prosecutor-General Vladimir Ustinov: are those activities by way of participants of the Prosecutor’s workplace based on the legislation? Why does the answer must be advised? simply because at any second it might probably turn into too past due. there's a serious problem in Russia with officials who've served in Chechnya. the main modest estimates recommend that The Cadet has virtually part one million comrades-in-arms in Russia, a wide city’s worthy of Cadets. From the Editors: It used to be The Cadet who, on a couple of celebration, threatened to kill our columnist Anna Politkovskaya, and then she was once first positioned less than the security of the internal Ministry, and therefore obliged to maneuver out of the country. The Cadet stated those evidence with no displaying any regret. We call for that […] Citizen Lapin will be re-arrested as we're convinced that the lifetime of the witnesses and of our columnist are back threatened. HOLES within the PROSECUTORS’ SAFES: vital files FROM THE CADET CASE move lacking eight August 2002 an important challenge with regards to legal Case No. 15004 […] has been stumbled on. records of primary significance have disappeared. even if they have been hooked up to the legal case and were numbered and listed within the needful demeanour, positioned within the secure of Investigator Ivanteyev of the Board of the Prosecutor-General’s place of work within the North Caucasus, a secure positioned in Essentuki and saved locked, with a key within the custody in simple terms of Investigator Ivanteyev, however … to inform the reality, the most recent disappearance of records isn't really unforeseen. the best way the case has been carried out for numerous months now instructed it will arrive at court docket laundered and ‘optimised’ for the advantage of Lapin. That the opinion of the individuals of the Prosecutor’s place of work in Essentuki too.