Monday, October 09, 2006

Quote of the day

The duty of doctors is to give health to their patients, the duty of the singer to sing, and the duty of the journalist is to write what this journalist sees in reality.

Slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. When she was shot (three times in the chest, once in the head) in the lift of her apartment building a couple of days ago, my mind immediately went back to a conversation I had with this Russian girl. She told me things I really couldn't believe, like "no important Russian opens his own car door anymore" and "the Mafia controls everything. Every big thing and every small thing. Everything." Isn't it crazy how sometimes life does resemble the movies?

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