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Mourning a ‘Real Patriot’

MOURNING: Anna Politkovskaya’s funeral prosession at Troyekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow Tuesday. (Sergei Loiko / LAT)
PATRIOT: Mourners gather at the grave of Anna Politkovskaya, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin. An admirer called her “a real patriot,” and Putin portrayed himself as a victim of her writing and suggested anti-Russia forces might be behind her death. (Sergei Loiko / LAT)
SOMBER SERVICE: The funeral procession for investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was tinged with worry about Russia’s future. “Who is next? This is the question asked today by thousands of journalists and progressive people in general,” said a writer. (Sergei Loiko / LAT)
‘SHE DIED FOR THE TRUTH’: Politkovskaya was known for her reporting on human rights abuses in Chechnya. She was killed in her apartment building by gunshots to the chest and head. (Sergei Loiko / LAT)