She tried to negotiate a safe way out for everybody at the Moscow theatre siege, gaining respect - despite the disaster of the precipitate fsb attack, then kept in touch with the casualties relations for years after, trying to assist when she could.
For this, the trip to Beslan was a response to a desperate request of parents, amongst others - but it also meant that if a rat was to get discovered, she might have discovered it. The news, all over the world, was full of this event - for days. In its own way, it was a "this changes everything" event, as 9/11, - it re-set priorities, altered debates . . . . but it didnt seem to make much sense in the russia/chechenya dispute at that time. But, the dynamite etc was put down in advance, the actual explosions seemed so simultaneous that remote detonation was possible . . . .
. . . .the people that get "into power" after elections are very often different from the people or corporations or rackets that make most from the deregulations or projects that follow. "The State" isnt the sole wielder of "covert action". We seem to accept this when it comes to blaming "fanatics" - but have in the past had reticence to ascribe "cash" as something people get fanatical about.
Things to think about - some
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ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA - PATRIOT - CITIZEN - reminds me we can have pride in journalism + in small ways, in large ways, pride in passionate sentience - that keeps bouncing back - that never gives up.
. . . . it aint over.