Russian police confirmed on Wednesay the detention of a State Duma candidate from the Russian Liberal-Democratic Party (LDPR) after a brawl in central Moscow.
Maxim Pershin, from Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s LDPR, was arrested and taken to the police station on suspicion of assault. The victim was hospitalized but later released. Pershin a medical examination for alcohol intoxication.
The case file will be forwarded to the public prosecutor’s office.