At incriminating books of Anna Politkovskaya, Alexander Litvinenko and his widow have something in common: the sharp criticism of the totalitarian inclination of the Russian regime, embodied in President Putin.
As in the terrible past, Russian authorities objectionable characters show an alarming tendency to disappear from the face of the earth, and their death gives rise to a variety of speculations, but not the conclusion of the perpetrators behind bars. In the cases of journalist Anna Politkovskaya (killed on 7 October 2006) and the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko (which is the same tragic fate befell 23 November 2006) in the hope of finding out the truth, in spite of several arrests in the first case, very shaky.
Revenge of the victims or some form of justice comes from the posthumous books that are not only inherently totalitarian bias exposures regime embodied in Vladimir Putin. It's not that they have the slightest indication (or a suspicion that it may be) on the leader of the Kremlin. Each time, they are increasingly strengthen you in the thought that these deaths were possible only because of the political climate, there is no room dissidents and where the ruling elite decisive weight are former KGB agents (Putin - one of them), do not stop before anything to achieve their goals.
West never break with Russia, whose international influence has grown in recent years at the same rate as the price of a barrel of oil. However, the destruction has not yet formed Russian democracy and cases such as the murder of Litvinenko and Politkovskaya exclude any possibility of dialogue between the interlocutors who share the same democratic values.
If the killer did not kill Anna Politkovskaya, it collected in the book "Russian Diary" denunciations of human rights violations, apparent social inequality, violence in the army atrocities in Chechnya and the neglect of the welfare and lives of the people by the authorities would have had a limited response in the media, despite the that its voice is increasingly heeded abroad, where she received various prestigious awards. In addition, it does not work on television and in the bi-weekly, very prestigious, but the short-run "Novaya Gazeta". Death, however, made her a martyr of freedom of speech - more fragile and endangered.
She worked on the completion of "Russian Diary", was murdered. In this book, in a chronological and systematic form is not always collected records of the development of Russian parliamentary elections between 2003 and the end of 2005. The main theme - the same as in other books, and numerous articles Politkovskaya - accusation of authoritarianism. It is interesting, first of all, that it can be read as a testament.
If the mysterious poisoning of a rare radioactive isotope has not turned his death into the world news, book former agent Alexander Litvinenko's "Blowing Up Russia KGB" written in 2003 in collaboration with Yuri Felshtinsky, it would have passed almost unnoticed, being buried among the many works of such content. Polonium-210 had given her a new life. The book is a settling of accounts with the former homeland of Litvinenko and shows how to act revived secret services, namely, the Federal Security Service (internal and most powerful of the four branches, which split the Soviet KGB) to clear one of his road to the Kremlin as they swept away the obstacles in its path and consolidated their power around Putin.
And finally, "Death of a Dissident," written by Russian journalist Alex Goldfarb in collaboration with Litvinenko's widow, Marina, to be a similar story line with the peculiarity that it detailed his agony and death that befell him, the conviction Goldfarb, the fault of Andrei Lugovoi (whose extradition is sought in London than Moscow denies it). The rest of the story about his personal career in the FSB Litvinenko converted into convicting finger, pointing to Vladimir Putin. In the air hangs the question: was not there that day, when the agony of the former agent, in the afternoon, when he refused to obey orders of the FSB on the Elimination of Boris Berezovsky, a great enemy of the president, who lives in exile in the British capital, and then became the patron saint of Litvinenko?