Saturday, July 18, 2009
C.J. Chivers, who wrote the best thing you'll ever read on Beslan (and has done excellent reporting from the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, among other places) has a profile in today's New York Times on Natalya Estimirova.
As the blog's purported "Russia guy," I should've brought this story up before now: Estimirova was an activist who worked to expose the atrocities committed by both Russian authorities and anti-government rebels in Chechnya, and she was found murdered on Thursday. She and Chivers were friends.
Read and feel bleak about both Russia and the Caucasus.