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Russia: Journalist Oleg Kashin Severely Beaten in Moscow

Journalist Oleg Kashin (LJ user kashin/@KSHN) was severely beaten in Moscow Friday night and is now in intensive care. LJ users p0grebizhskaya and navalny host some of the initial Russophone discussions on the attack; Twitter reactions (RUS) are here. One of Kashin's recent texts for the Russian daily Kommersant dealt with the Khimki Forest situation (RUS, here and here); coincidentally, one of the Khimki Forest activists, Konstantin Fetisov, was severely beaten (RUS) just a few days earlier (ENG).


  • […] front of the Moscow Criminal Police building (Petrovka, 38), demanding an adequate investigation of last night's attack on journalist Oleg Kashin, who is now in a medically induced coma. Some photos and Twitter reports […]

  • […] The brutal attack on Oleg Kashin, a prominent Russian blogger and journalist, became topic #1 on RuNet several hours after it had occurred. Almost every more or less famous blogger wrote something about the case [RUS]. Kashin is still in a medically induced coma; his legs, jaws and fingers are broken, a part of one of the fingers on his hand has been amputated. […]

  • […] Brutalan napad na Olega Kašina, istaknutog ruskog blogera i novinara, postao je tema br. 1 na RuNet nekoliko sati nakon što se dogodio. Skoro svaki više ili manje poznati bloger  je napisao nešto o ovom slučaju. Kašin je još uvek u medicinski izazvanoj komi; njegove noge, vilice i prsti su polomljeni, a prst jedne ruke mu je amputiran. […]

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