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The funeral market today has evidently given its first pay-back. For several days, we had stayed at a beautiful priory, and at the building entrance, a colorful youth with a bead like ISIS attacked me, hiding his face with flowers. He injected me with a sedative or a psychotropic drug and even apologized. I lost consciousness, and thought I would die. But no, it is still early to depart this earth. The ambulance took 20 minutes to arrive, I lay prettily on the pavement the whole time. Greetings to all. Anthropology will live.
Mokhov reported on November 26 that he was back home from the hospital and in good condition.
Curiously, LifeNews, a pro-Kremlin TV station close to Russian intelligence and law enforcement published a video of the attack which included footage from the building surveillance camera as well as other film. Sobol noted that the video was edited from different segments, and not put in order; the scene just after Mokhov is struck and is looking around to see who injected him comes first, before he approaches the door; it’s as if the film-makers wanted to create the impression Mokhov was standing and waiting for someone, which he wasn’t. Then another scene where Mokhov is being examined by doctors occurs before the attack, Open Russia reported.
The main theory at the current time is revenge by [Dmitry] Prigozhin for investigation which I and colleagues at the Anti-Corruption Fund made, including abnout his family’s shares. I write and speak of this everywhere but they deliberately ignored this in their article.
Navalny’s post titled “He’s Putin’s Chef. He’s Putin’s Troll. He’s a Billionaire” was published October 4, saying “the twice-convicted criminal became a billionaire and one of the largest state contractors in Russia.”
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
The ruble is trading at 64.75 to the dollar and 68.62 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for 48.32.
The following news items were taken from Interfax, RBC, Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta, Kommersant, Bloomberg, Yahoo, Washington Post, RosBalt and Caucasian Knot.
– Hypodermic Needle Attack on Publisher Sergei Mokhov Likely Tied to Navalny Fund Investigation of Putin Crony Prigozhin Says Wife
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick