Russian journalist and activist Yegor Zhukov, who is very critical of the Kremlin, was injured in an attack by two unknown people on Sunday evening, according to the Echo Moscow station he works for.
22-year-old Zhukov was attacked in front of his Moscow residence by two men who hit him in the head and fled. The journalist was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with head trauma.
The broadcaster published a picture showing Zhukov with bruises and cuts on his face and pointed out that he denounced from those around him that the reporter had received threats last year and was even the victim of another attempted attack just over a month.
Zhukov has worked for Echo of Moscow since authorities banned him from having his own online video channel. Among other things, he interviewed the opposition Alexei Navalni, who is currently in hospital in Berlin after being the victim of alleged poisoning.
The journalist, who is very critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has participated in protests against him and was sentenced to three years suspended sentence in addition to the two-year ban on his website, according to the DPA, last December.