The Anna Politkovskaya Press Briefing Room

Last March we reported on an boulevard in Paris that “unofficially” dedicated to the memory of slain journalist Anna Politkovskaya (right near the Russian embassy), but now the European Parliament has officially paid its respects by dedicating a new press briefing room in Brussels in her name. The Financial Times reports:

The UK’s relationship with Russia has deteriorated sharply since it blamed a former KGB agent for killing dissident Alexander Litvinenko. Now London seems to have found an ally in the European parliament. MEPs agreed this week to name the press briefing room at their Brussels assembly after Anna Politkovskaya, the campaigning Russian journalist assassinated in 2006. Her killer has not been caught and many believe that Moscow has done little to track him or her down. Politkovskaya’s reporting of human rights abuses by Russian and Chechen government forces had made her plenty of powerful enemies.