Stavropol resident who attacked journalists with knife demanded to publish article about Stalin 

Stavropol resident who attacked journalists with knife demanded to publish article about Stalin

The ICR published a video from the incident scene, the detainee was registered in the mental hospital.

A resident of Stavropol, who injured four staff members of the Rodina newspaper with a hunting knife, wanted to avenge the refusal to publish two of his materials on communism, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Joseph Stalin, head of the Communist Party’s regional council Viktor Lozovoy told Interfax. He also said that the man had previously been registered in the mental hospital and was on the federal wanted list.

“The offender was tied up before the police arrived. He had a passport on him. He carried a knife in his pocket, I didn’t even imagine that he could do something like this,” editor-in-chief of Rodina Nikolay Bondarenko told PolitEkspert.

According to him, the man really attacked after the announced refusal to publish two materials, but Bondarenko did not clarify their content. The publication notes that the attacker may be a man who went missing after a trip to a library. Previously he was registered with a psychiatrist. According to REN-TV, local resident Konstantin Sidnev, 73, was arrested. 

The ICR’s Directorate for the Stavropol Region submitted a petition to the Prosecutor's Office for transferring the case from the internal affairs bodies to the regional ICR.

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