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Arkadi Lander, editor-in-chief of the Sochi-based newspaper ‘Mesnaya’, was brutally attacked at his apartment on 26 April by two unidentified men. “No doubt, the order has to do with my editorial and journalistic activities in the ‘Mestnaya’ newspaper, where we objectively covered the elections to the Sochi City Assembly,” Lander stated soon after the attack. He was hospitalised with a fractured skull and concussion.