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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Communist Assaulted

MOSCOW () -- A Communist lawmaker was brutally beaten by unidentified assailants in his hometown on the Volga River, a news report said Thursday.

The attackers struck Alexander Kruglikov -- the top Communist official for the Ulyanovsk region and a lawmaker in Russia's lower house of parliament -- several times with metal rods.

Kruglikov, 45, survived the Wednesday night attack, but his condition was unclear, Itar-Tass reported.

An investigation was underway.