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In Russia, free speech is a matter of state control
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Raids; Corruption; Journalists; Shootings; Journalism; Murders & murder attempts
Author: Lally, Kathy
Date: Dec 10, 2010
Start Page: A.6
Section: A-SECTION

A chorus of tax collectors joins in, glowing in stage lights, gold braid dripping from the shoulders of their military-style uniforms, a song of money on their lips - hardly the intimidating agents capable of bringing down a suddenly inconvenient billionaire or ruining a small-business man without the right friends. Anastasia Baburova, a 25-year-old intern for the paper who had been writing about youthful fascist movements, was shot in the back of head after she left a news conference and headed to a busy subway station with Stanislav Markelov, a human rights lawyer and journalist.

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