U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has met the editors and the son of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

U.S. officials say the meeting took place at Rice's hotel in Moscow, where she arrived Saturday for talks with Russian officials.  The meeting included editors from Novaya Gazeta and Politkovskaya's 28-year-old son.

Before arriving in the Russian capital, Rice told reporters that the fate of journalists in Russia is a major concern for the United States.

Politkovskaya was shot dead in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building October seventh.  Investigators say her death was likely related to her reporting on human rights abuses by the Russian military in Chechnya.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.