MOSCOW (Reuters): Veteran reporter Sergei Topol was beaten up in central Moscow Wednesday as he was leaving his flat, police said, underlining Russia’s position as one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists…
Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/23/us-russia-journalist-beating-idUSTRE72M59C20110323
More coming when we start to find the information…
Update: The Russian journalist who wrote about Putin’s alleged affair is beaten in Moscow — but blames the attack on a squabble with neighbors…
Miriam Elder March 23, 2011 12:38: You might see a story going around today about another journalist who has been beaten in Moscow. Someone came up to journalist Sergei Topol from behind on Wednesday morning and hit him over the head with an object, reports Gazeta.ru. He lost consciousness. The incident happened near his home in central Moscow.
Read More: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/russian-journalist-beaten-moscow
Putin is quoted as saying: “There is not one word of truth in what you have said. I have always reacted negatively to those who, with their snotty noses and erotic fantasies, prowl into others’ lives.”
He got in a fight with his neighbor…
Update: In Moscow, an attack on a prominent journalist Sergei Topol:
Journalist Sergei Topol beaten near his home at Tinkers waterfront.
This information to Gazeta.ru confirmed in the Moscow police, adding that the attack occurred Wednesday morning at about 9.30.
The journalist told the police that an unknown approached him from behind and was hit hard by some object.
After this journalist has lost consciousness.
The issue of a criminal case under article “Beating”. The journalist was hospitalized. His life is not threatened, said the police department.
In 1990 Topol was one of the most prominent members of the Department of accidents Kommersant newspaper.
He wrote a book about the capture of troops Budennovsk Shamil Basayev.
In 2008, he worked in Poplar funded banker Alexander Lebedev newspaper “Moscow correspondent” and was the author of the publication itself on the private life of Vladimir Putin and Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva, after which the issue of the newspaper was suspended and then discontinued altogether. “Times”
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