Saturday, February 14, 2009

Anastasia Baburova

Anastasia was a reporter in Russia for Novaya Gazeta.  She was killed this last January at the age of 25, while standing on a Moscow street with a man that had been the source of some of her investigative stories.  They were both shot in the back of the head.  This is a poem Anastasia wrote at the age of 15...

Wake up in the morning
Stretch your arms toward the sun
Say something in Chnese
And go to Paris
Every minute, somewhere in the world there is morning
Somewhere, people stretch their arms toward the sun
they speak new languages, fly from Cairo to Warsaw
They smile and drink coffee together

It is a deadly occupation, to be an investigative journalist in Russia.

1 comment:

  1. I have a client names Anastasia from Russia. Beautiful girl, but old before her time. I think she is 24.