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Prominent Russian Blogger, Activist In Hospital After Brutal Beating

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Prominent Russian Blogger, Activist In Hospital After Brutal Beating

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8/31/20
MOSCOW -- Yegor Zhukov, a prominent Russia blogger and activist known for his open criticism of the government, has been hospitalized after two unknown attackers beat him near his Moscow home. Zhukov's political organization, known as Zhukov's Team (Komanda Zhukova), said on Facebook that the activist was attacked late on August 30 after he took part in a talk show with Maksim Kats on YouTube during which he shared his views regarding the ongoing protests in neighboring Belarus, where thousands of demonstrators have been challenging the official results of the August 9 presidential election that gave incumbent President Alyaksandr Lukashenka a landslide victory. Zhukov's colleague, Yevgeny Ovcharov, told the Ekho Moskvy radio station that Zhukov was attacked at around 10 p.m. near his apartment block in Moscow.In a photo posted by his colleagues on Facebook, Zhukov appears with deep bruises and lacerations on his face.

During the talk show, Zhukov called the protests in Belarus "a textbook example" that "should be thoroughly studied by those who want to achieve democratic change by peaceful means." Zhukov, 22, was handed a three-year suspended sentence in December on extremism charges that he and his supporters have called politically motivated. Zhukov was arrested in August 2019 amid protests in Moscow to demand free and fair municipal elections. Dozens of people have been fined or given jail sentences over the rallies. In his final court appearance on December 4 before his sentencing the next day, Zhukov made a statement harshly criticizing Russia's current political system for creating economic inequality for its citizens.

Probably attacked by two of Putin's gym thugs. They were quite evident at the 2016 European World Cup Soccer Championship in Marseille, France.

Related: Russian Student Activist Zhukov Beaten
 

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Who the hell is Zhukov and why does the President's press secretary comment on his black eye? What's next? What other comments do we need from Peskov? Psychological trauma Yashin has for his 12 sm. weener? Boil on Luba Sobol's ass? What else they will please us with?
 

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"In Moscow, unknown people beat activist Yegor Zhukov," writes Radio Liberty.

If a person is a slacker and it is absolutely not clear what he is doing, call him an activist.

A very popular profession among fighters against the regime.
 

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Who the hell is Zhukov and why does the President's press secretary comment on his black eye? What's next? What other comments do we need from Peskov?

It provides Peskov an opportunity to get up from his knees for a bit.

Zhukov is a well known host on Ekho Moskvy. You need to get out more.
 
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