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Pasko: It’s Clear Who Benefitted from Politkovskaya Murder

Our Russia correspondent Grigory Pasko talks to the BBC about the opening of the trial of Anna Politkovskaya’s killers:

They were things the militia commanders in Chechnya and their bosses in Moscow did not want the outside world to hear about.

“It’s clear who benefited from this murder,” said fellow journalist Grigory Pasko.

“The regime benefited from silencing her, from silencing a brave and prominent journalist. And they also scared other journalists; the few independent journalists there still are in Russia.”