More background for our discussion of Anna Politkovskaya's Putin's Russia:
NPR obligingly ran a five-part series on Russia last week. Included in the web features is this handy guide to opposition leaders. Their guide doesn't include Garry Kasparov, but as one of our Intrepid Readers points out, the NYT fills the gap. Meanwhile, the Independent runs down the list of Russian journalists who have been assassinated.