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Russian Journalist Undeterred By Savage Beating

Oleg Kashin
Oleg Kashin
MOSCOW -- Russian journalist Oleg Kashin has vowed to continue writing despite being assaulted and seriously injured earlier this month, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Kashin, 30, a correspondent for the popular daily newspaper "Kommersant," was beaten by two unknown assailants on November 6. The attack left him with broken legs, skull damage, and fractured hands.

He has been operated on several times and was kept in an induced coma until November 15.

In his first article after the beating, printed in today's issue of the weekly "Kommersant-Vlast," Kashin wrote, "They will not make me shut up." Kashin did not speculate about who might have been behind the assault.

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