Where the Sword is Mightier Than the Pen


SILENCED: At the memorial service for Paul Klebnikov his brothers, at right, criticized Russia's justice system

One of the ancient traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church is the yurodivy, the holy fool who naively yet fearlessly speaks truth to power. Someone like that appeared on July 14 in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, at the memorial service for Paul Klebnikov, the murdered editor in chief of Forbes Russia. A scruffily dressed middle-aged man in the congregation started speaking to no one in particular. "That's what happens when you write about the seriously rich. Of course, they won't find anyone," the man said, referring to the investigation. "They'll pick up some tramp ? and announce they have...

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