Awfully Familiar

Yuri Shchekochikhin could foretell the future. In May, as a wave of suicide attacks in Chechnya killed 77 people and wounded over 300 others, he made a prediction. "We have entered a new stage. It's Palestine," he told TIME. "Now suicide bombers will start hitting Russia." His grim prophecy came true on July 5, when two female Chechen suicide bombers killed 14 and injured over 60 by detonating explosive belts at a Moscow rock festival. But "Shchekoch," as he is nicknamed, wasn't around to see the attack. The crusading journalist and politician had died under mysterious circumstances two days earlier. And...

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