She also covered the massacre in Beslan by terrorists at a school full of terrorists.
I wish her continued success.
WASHINGTON, March 8 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian investigative (click here) journalist and vocal Kremlin critic was honored Friday by US Secretary of State John Kerry, citing her “bold” and “courageous” reporting.
Elena Milashina, who covers the North Caucasus for the opposition-minded Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and eight other women from around the globe received the US secretary of state’s International Women of Courage Award on International Women’s Day.
“Regarded as one of the most experienced and influential investigative journalists in Russia, Elena Milashina has spent her career shining light on events others shy away from,” Kerry said at Friday’s ceremony, tripping slightly over the journalist’s last name.
Milashina’s reporting has included investigative work on drug-trafficking, counterterrorism operations, kidnappings and the murder of journalists, including the 2006 slaying of fellow Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Politkovskaya, who also covered the North Caucasus, was gunned down in the elevator of her apartment building in central Moscow....
Thank you, Secretary Kerry for finding her. We are lucky to know her as a sister seeking to end violence, too.
MAKHACHKALA, March 9 (RIA Novosti) - Two gunmen (click here) were shot dead when a group of unidentified attackers opened fire on police in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.
Police in the village of Mutsaul, in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district, came under attack, killing two of the assailants by the return fire.
There were no casualties among police or civilians, the ministry said.
The Islamist insurgency, once confined largely to the republic of Chechnya, has spread across the North Caucasus in recent years. Attacks on security forces, police and civilians are reported regularly in the neighboring republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.
Over a decade after the war against Islamist separatists in Chechnya ended, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in the volatile region.