It is now nine years to the day since Galina Starovoitova was shot dead in cold blood.
Hers was just one of the more brutal murders of political figures in Russia over the past few years. Before her death she established a prize for the promotion of Human Rights in Russia. One of the recipients was Antoly Sobczak, the former mayor of St. Petersburg.
He too died in suspicious circumstances- of a heart attack.
Why suspicious? Because two other people in the room also had heart attacks at the same time.