Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (
Russian: Анна Степановна Политковская; 30 August 1958 — 7 October 2006) was a
journalist. Anna Politkovskaya wrote for the newspaper
Novaya Gazeta. She was born in the
New York City,
United States. Her parents were
diplomats. Her birth name was Anna Stepanovna Mazepa (
Russian:Анна Степановна Мазепа).
She was best known for her thoughts about the war in
Chechnya, a Russian state. She was also against the current leader of Russia,
Vladimir Putin. Many of her texts asked for
In 2002 Politkovskaya won the
Courage in Journalism Award.