The photo below has been making the rounds on Russian social media today, the 10th anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist, Anya Politkovskaya.
It appears to have originated on Memorial’s Alexander Cherkasov’s Facebook page:
We remember our murdered friends.
Anya Politkovskaya, Stanislav Markelov, Natalia Estemirova. Grozny [Chechnya], at the courthouse. Spring 2005, at the verdict in the Lapin (Cadet) case.
Sergei Lapin was convicted for the torture and disappearance of a Chechen student during the 2nd Chechen War. Anya Politkovskaya brought attention to the crime in an article written in 2001.
There is the feeling now that there are so few political murders in Russia now only for the reason that there are so few decent and courageous people.