Senator Markhaev who headed OMON attacks journalist over question about underground casinos
The politician dislocated the girl’s hand.
Representative of the Irkutsk region in the Federation Council Vyacheslav Markhaev attacked the correspondent during a meeting with voters.
Ren TV journalists began to ask Markhaev questions during his meeting with voters. After the question about the senator’s involvement in the underground gambling business in Ulan-Ude, Markhaev grabbed correspondent Evgenia Mogilevskaya and twisted her hand in which she held the microphone. Senator's assistants pushed the TV channel operator, preventing him from shooting.
The girl suffered a hand dislocation, and the operator had a bruise. Journalists filed a complaint with the Investigative Committee.
Earlier, media talked about an underground casino in Ulan-Ude, which the authorities could not close. Officially, the institution is engaged in bookmaking activities. Inside, guests are gambling. According to locals, the casino allegedly belongs to famous businessman Vyacheslav Markov, who is married to the niece of Senator Markhaev.
Vyacheslav Markhaev has been the leader of the regional branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in Buryatia since 2008; since 2015, he has been a member of the Federation Council from the government of the Irkutsk region. Previously, he headed Buryatia's OMON special police. At the end of June, the senator was nominated for mayor of Ulan-Ude.