( RT ) - A year after the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, human rights activists, journalists and opposition parties will hold ceremonies to commemorate her death on Sunday.
Many people are expected to come to the apartment block where she lived, lay flowers and pay their respects to Politkovskaya. Her colleagues will be gathering at Pushkin Square for a rally, and they are also expected to make their way to her apartment.
Some colleagues from Novaya Gazeta newspaper and her daughter, Vera Politkovskaya, attended a ceremony earlier this week.
Anna Politkovskaya was shot down on October 7, 2006 and a year after her death she is still being honoured around the world. Recently in Italy a small square in Rome's Villa Pamphili was named after Politkovskaya.
Prominent activists have signed a letter, which was published in the British newspaper, "The Times", calling on Russia to bring the killers of Politkovskaya to justice.
The investigation of Politkovskaya's murder is still ongoing. Over 10 people have been arrested but no organisers have officially been announced. The Russian authorities are confident they will find the person who is behind her death.
The Russian President and the Prosecutor General have said the murder could have been organised to discredit the country, while critics in the West claim Politkovskaya was silenced for her harsh Kremlin criticism.
Her family and friends are not that optimistic.
"I don't think the crime will be solved and the case closed. It's Russia - and her work wasn't accepted here," Vera Politkovskaya believes.
In March 2007, Vera gave birth to her daughter, also named Anna Politkovskaya.
Vera says before her death Anna Politkovskaya wasn't writing often. She was busy with the family affairs and happily awaiting her granddaughter.