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We know where those voices come from
"She will surely speak again"

The knife attack this week on Russian news-talk radio channel Ekho Moskvy show host, reporter and deputy editor Tatyana Felgenhauer was dreadful and quickly condemned by media watchers worldwide. She was struck in the neck Monday morning by an assailant who gained entry to the Ekho Moskvy editorial offices. “There are no new problems,” said Sklifosovsky Emergency Hospital director Sergei Petrykov to reasonably reliable news agency RBC (October 25). “She will surely speak again.” She underwent surgery and was, for a period, in an induced coma.

Ekho Moskvy is regarded as a critical voice within Russian media, broadcasting in major Russian cities and beyond since 1990. The station is outside the State broadcasting systems, principally owned by Gazprom Media, a subsidiary of Gazprombank, a subsidiary of Russian energy giant Gazprom. Station chief editor Alexi Venediktov, a minority shareholder with other employees, has deftly avoided official controls while maintaining a level of critical reporting. (See more about media in Russia here)

The station has its detractors, usually Russian nationalists. Two weeks ago State TV channel Rossiya 24 broadcast two special reports about Ekho Moskvy, saying the station is “working for the West,” reported independent news portal Meduza (October 24). Ms Felgenhauer was both named and pictured. A participant on one of the reports offered that Ekho Moskvy is an “enemy” that could provoke people to “take the knife.” It is an elementary propaganda strategy.

In September Ekho Moskvy talk-show host and Novaya Gazeta columnist Yulia Latynina left the country for an undisclosed location after a series of attacks through the summer. “I’m not revealing where I am because I don’t want to poke the bear,” she wrote in Moscow Times (September 22). “But I’m sure that I’m safe. Today there is the internet and my work can be done from a distance.”

Ms Felgenhauer’s assailant was promptly arrested, identified as a dual Russian-Israeli citizen. A variety of conspiracy theories have circulated; this is Russia. Investigators said he had been “hearing voices.”

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