For her, for him, for you, for me.
Steel, welding, acryl paint.
October 7, 2021 was mark exactly 15 years since the murder of journalist, writer and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya. She was murdered on that day in 2006 at the entrance to her home on Lesnaya Street in Moscow. Killer shot her four times, controlled shot to the head.
Six people were convicted in this case – two direct perpetrators and four intermediaries involved in the organization. The instigators of the crime were never found. According to article 78 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, a person is released from criminal responsibility if 15 years passed from the date of committing a particularly heavy crime, which includes premeditated murder. Yesterday the search for those who wanted the murder of the Novaya Gazeta journalist is officially over. Those who ordered it have gone unpunished.
In 2021, obstruction of journalists’ work rarely takes such radical forms as murder or physical threats. However, the scale of other, “softer” forms of pressure, such as recognition as a foreign agent, criminal prosecution, searches and threats, increases every month. Time will tell whether or not these actions, many of which may fall under Article 144 of the Criminal Code “Interference in the legitimate professional activities of journalists”, will go unpunished.
Art-works are located near Politkovskaya’s home, near the Novaya Gazeta newspaper office, near the office of «TV Rain», recently classified as a foreign agent, and in random place somewhere in Moscow.
Thanks to Alexander, Nikolay, Phillip, and to everyone who supported realisation of this project.