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Mayor Of Russian Town Attacked

NOVOMICHURINSK, Russia -- The mayor of a town southeast of Moscow is in the hospital after being attacked, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Yelena Shumilova, the mayor of Novomichurinsk, was beaten by two unknown assailants near the local district administration building late on December 6.

Shumilova was hospitalized with head injuries and a broken nose.

Authorities say they are investigating possible motives.

Novomichurinsk, in Ryazan Oblast, lies some 200 kilometers from Moscow.

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