Russkiye far-right group activist attacked in Moscow

An activist of the Russkiye far-right movement, Alexander Gruzinov, was attacked in the northwest of Moscow, Russkiye leader Dmitry Dyomushkin told Interfax.

An activist of the Russkiye far-right movement, Alexander Gruzinov, was attacked in the northwest of Moscow, Russkiye leader Dmitry Dyomushkin told Interfax.

"Several people attacked our activist Gruzinov near the Oktyabrskoye Pole [subway station] tonight. He [Gruzinov] was holding a rally and was collecting signatures in his support," Dyomushkin said.

Two of the assailants were detained by police, he said.

"They are being interviewed at the moment. It has already been established that both of them have previous police records. This is the only thing that is known about them so far," he said.

Gruzinov, who is also a municipal legislature member of Moscow's Khoroshovo-Mnevniki district, has been nominated by the Rodina party to run in the elections to the Moscow City Duma, Dyomushkin said.

An office accommodating Gruzinov's election campaign headquarters was set on fire about a month ago, he said.

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