War

War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not…

Into the Future

An interview with Anna POLITKOVSKAYA (2005) Index on Censorship took advantage of the presence of Russian — and other one-time…

Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006)

The Russian investigative journalist, who received an ovation at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2005, was shot dead in…

With Kronid Lyubarsky

With the rights activist (and astrophysicist) in the early 1980s, at a human rights gathering, in Portugal perhaps. Marjorie wrote…

Two boys

Two boys stand out of my junior school photograph. One was small, wiry and dry. He was learning to play…

Closed Terrain (2006)

Turkmenistan has been called the Zimbabwe of Central Asia: it is a potentially rich, small country with a very poor…

Hotel Azart (story)

—  It was a big mistake. The next morning I went to the park to clear my head, and I…