Elena Milashina
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Elena Milashina
Elena Milashina with her International Women of Courage Award at the 2013 awards ceremony.

Elena Milashina (Russian?, born 1978) is a Russian investigative journalist for Novaya Gazeta. In October 2009, she was awarded Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.[1] She continues investigations started by her colleague Anna Politkovskaya, who was assassinated in Moscow in 2006, and her own independent investigations into occurrences in the North Caucasus.[]

In the early morning of April 5, 2012, Milashina, along with her friend Ella Asoyan, was attacked by two unknown assailants in the Balashika neighborhood of Moscow.[2]

In 2013, Elena Milashina was given an International Women of Courage Award.[3]


  1. ^ "Elena Milashina, Russia". Human Rights Watch web site. October 1, 2009.
  2. ^ "Investigative Journalist Brutally Beaten in Russia". Committee to Protect Journalists web site. April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dissident Tibetan Writer Wins The US Government 2013 International Women of Courage Award". VOA. Retrieved .

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