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Politkovskaya was awarded the German Prize

September 29 2007

Latest book, killed a year ago, the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya's "Russian Diary" was awarded the German literary prize named after Hans and Sophie Scholl - brothers and sisters - members anti-fascist student group "White Rose".

In addressing the jury said: "Politkovskaya with complete sympathy describes the situation or the innocent people caught under the wheels of the machine of tyranny and terror."

Awarded since 1980 an annual award of € 10,000 was established in memory of Hans and Sophie Scholl - the Bavarian branch of the society the book trade and the government of Munich. Under the provision, it is awarded to the book which is "born of spiritual independence, its content supports civil liberties, moral, intellectual and aesthetic courage and sets an important impetus to the modern understanding of responsibility."

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