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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Reporter Beaten

MOSCOW () -- Two attackers brutally beat a reporter for the weekly Moscow News in the center of the Volga River city of Saratov, the Glasnost Protection Fund told Interfax on Friday.

Reporter Alexander Krutov received about a dozen heavy blows with a metal bar by the two unidentified assailants, the fund said. He was hospitalized with eight serious injuries.

The fund linked the attack to Krutov's article "Chechnya Syndrome in the Volga region," published recently in Moscow News.