Russian Governor Beaten and Robbed of $275,000 in French Home

MOSCOW, December 17 (RIA Novosti) – The governor of a Russian region has been assaulted and robbed of $275,000 worth of jewelry while in his house in the south of France, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Lev Kuznetsov, the governor of Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia, was shot with an air gun by intruders and his wife was hit with a baton during the attack on Saturday, according to his spokeswoman Stella Alekseeva.

The house where the incident took place is in Antibes on France’s south coast, and is reportedly owned by Kuznetsov, who has held the post of Krasnoyarsk governor since 2010.

“The governor was on a short break when this unpleasant incident occurred,” said Alekseeva, adding that Kuznetsov was feeling better and had already resumed his official duties.


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