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10 years on, Anna Politkovskaya murder still unsolved

An empty chair and a small potted palm still stand in Anna Politkovskaya's former office, preserved as a shrine by her colleagues at the Novaya Gazeta opposition newspaper. An uncompromising critic of Russia's bloody suppression of its opponents in Chechnya, the journalist was gunned down on October 7, 2006 in the entrance hall of her apartment block. She was 48. The murder, committed on President Vladimir Putin's birthday, caused shockwaves round the world particularly in the West where Politkovskaya was widely known for her investigative reporting on Chechnya.
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