The News Scroll 19 April 2017  Last Updated at 9:04 pm

Russian journalist dies after attack in St. Petersburg

Russian journalist dies after attack in St. Petersburg
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Moscow, Apr 19 A prominent Russian journalist has died of his injuries six weeks after being attacked in St. Petersburg.

The death today of 73-year-old Nikolai Andrushchenko was reported by Russian media outlets that cited his lawyer and the editor-in-chief of the Novy Peterburg newspaper.

The state news agency RIA Novosti quoted editor Denis Usov as saying the journalist had been in a medically induced coma since the March 9 attack.

Andrushchenko's attackers have not been identified. Usov has linked the assault to articles in the newspaper about corruption in St. Petersburg.

Andrushchenko was a member of the St. Petersburg city council from 1990 until 1993. He was among the founders of Novy Peterburg, where he made a name for himself writing about human rights issues and crime.

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