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Regional Russian Media Baron Severely Beaten

Vadim Rogozhin in an undated photo
Vadim Rogozhin in an undated photo
The owner of the Vzglyad media holding company in the Russian city of Saratov has been severely beaten by unknown assailants, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Vadim Rogozhin was beaten on his way to his apartment late on March 5 and his condition is very serious.

Rogozhin's colleagues said that the attack may be connected to his professional activities.

Local police have sealed the media holding company's office.