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Poison, murder and Putin - Anna's last words
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of Russia's President Putin, was shot dead in October 2006 following a suspected poisoning attempt and death threats.

Anna Politkovskaya
Anna tirelessly campaigned against military intervention in Chechnya

Broadcast here for the first time is one of the last interviews she gave, to the BBC, about her fears for her country, coupled with a stark warning to the West about Russia's future.

Ex-spy Aleksander Litvinenko - who died on 23 November 2006 and who said he had been poisoned himself - was investigating her death.

This has fuelled allegations of a deadly campaign against Putin's opponents... despite Kremlin denials of involvement.

Olenka Frenkiel reveals Anna's final warning, of a Russia in the grip of the old KGB, breeding a new generation of terrorists and a return to Stalinism.

  • Poison, Murder and Putin - Anna's Last words was broadcast on BBC 2 at 1930 on Friday 24 November and streamed live at

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