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Street in Tbilisi to be named after Anna Politkovskaya

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Tbilisi authorities have decided to name a street in Vake-Saburtalinsky district of Georgia's capital after Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot dead by an unknown killer three years ago.

TBILISI, October 29 (RIA Novosti) - Tbilisi authorities have decided to name a street in Vake-Saburtalinsky district of Georgia's capital after Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot dead by an unknown killer three years ago.

Novaya Gazeta reporter Politkovskaya, who gained international recognition for her reporting of atrocities against civilians in the troubled North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, was gunned down in an elevator in her Moscow apartment building on October 7, 2006.

In February, a Moscow court acquitted three men charged with involvement in the shooting of Politkovskaya, but the Supreme Court overturned the ruling and ordered a retrial.

The Tbilisi authorities also said another street in the capital would be named after Sofiko Chiaureli, a Georgian actress, who played more than 100 roles and was awarded Best Actress seven times at various international festivals. She died on March 2 last year in Tbilisi, after a long illness.

 

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