Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Russian Journalist Dies in Fall From Window
Ivan Safronov, the military affairs writer for Kommersant, died Friday after falling from a fifth-story window in the stairwell of his apartment building in Moscow, officials said.
Hmmm, banana peel? I think not.
This latest incident makes fourteen journalists that have died under mysterious circumstances during Putin's reign. The New Yorker had an excellent piece on the subject in January. Be warned, it's long, but fascinating.
Why are Vladimir Putin’s Opponents Dying?
This is totalitarian repression of the press. It would behoove our journalists to remember that when they write their hit pieces about the "repression of free speech" by the Bush White House.