When Ella Asoyan first heard footsteps behind her and Elena Milashina, her friend and a prominent investigative journalist in Russia, she thought the young men might have just wanted to pass.
Russian authorities have arrested a retired high-ranking police officer as the latest suspect in the 2006 murder of a journalist who was a strong critic of the Kremlin, according to the news agency Itar-Tass.
A suspect in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 was arrested in Chechnya on Tuesday, Russia Investigative Committee told CNN.
Moscow police investigators backed by masked, armed security officials raided a bank owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev Tuesday, a bank spokesman and Russian news agencies said.
Three men went on trial Wednesday in connection with the killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency reported.
Russian investigators have no suspects in Monday's killings of a prominent human rights lawyer and a journalist despite round-the-clock efforts to find the gunman, officials said Wednesday.
A Russian billionaire and former KGB agent is buying a controlling stake in the venerable Evening Standard, the London newspaper announced Wednesday.
A masked man shot and killed on Monday a Russian human rights lawyer known for his work on abuses by the Russian military in the breakaway region of Chechnya, Russian media reported.
Russian prosecutors have formally charged at least four of 10 suspects detained over the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya, a defence lawyer was quoted as saying on Thursday.
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