Russia Today presenter attacked in Urals

A British journalist working for the Russia Today (RT) TV channel has been beaten up and robbed in Russia’s Urals city of Chelyabinsk, police said on Friday.

“On the night of July 3, the journalist was returning to his hotel in the center of the city, when he was attacked by two men, the spokesman said.

Journalist James Brown – who was filming a documentary in the city – was hospitalized with head injuries.

The assailants stole his cell phone, 3,500 rubles [$125], credit card and watch.

Russia Today’s press service said the attack on Brown was not connected with his work.

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