Russian journalist and Putin critic dies after being beaten up by strangers

2017/4/20 23:27:09

Nikolai Andrushchenko, 73, was co-founder of the Novy Peterburg newspaper


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By Jon Sharman for The Independent, April 19, 2017


A Russian journalist known for his criticism of President Vladimir Putin has died after being beaten by unknown attackers, it has been reported.


Nikolai Andrushchenko, 73, who co-founded the Novy Peterburg newspaper, was attacked six weeks ago and had been in a coma since then.


He died on Wednesday in St Petersburg.


His attackers have not been identified but Novy Peterburg editor Denis Usov linked the assault to articles in the newspaper about corruption in the city.


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