Van der Linden has meetings scheduled with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament.
The two-day meeting will focus on the role of political parties in democracy-building.
Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of the Kremlin, was killed on October 7 as she returned to her apartment in central Moscow from a trip to the supermarket. No one has been detained.
Anna Politkovskaya at RFE/RL in July 2006 (RFE/RL)
A BRAVE VOICE SILENCED. Prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed on October 7 in her Moscow apartment building. An outspoken critic of the Kremlin, she was best-known for her reporting on the conflict in Chechnya. Former Soviet President Gorbachev called her slaying "a true political homicide, a vendetta."