Russian politician attacks voter who congratulated him on poll win

A local politician in Russia’s Volga republic of Udmurtia is facing assault charges after drunkenly attacking a voter who congratulated him on his election to the local government.

An eyewitness told investigators that Kirill Gogolev, 39, “was under the influence of alcohol when he attacked a local who had congratulated him on his poll win.”

The incident happened in the town of Glazov in October 2010. The police investigation is continuing.

Gogolev represents United Russia, the ruling party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti)


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