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Russian Journalist In Coma After Beating

The editor in chief of the weekly newspaper "Corruption and Crime" is in a coma after he was severely beaten in the southwestern Russian city of Rostov-na-Donu on April 29, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Vyacheslav Yaroshenko suffered severe head injuries and was operated on through the night.

Doctors told RFE/RL that Yaroshenko's life is in danger.

Local police said they have no information on suspects.

Yaroshenko's newspaper covers crime in Rostov-na-Donu and the wider region.