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A Prominent Russian Journalist Has Been Stabbed In Moscow

Tatiana Felgenhauer is the deputy editor-in-chief for and cohost of a popular morning radio show on Ekho Moskvy.

Posted on October 23, 2017, at 7:38 a.m. ET

Instagram / Via Instagram: @t_felg

A prominent Russian journalist is in critical condition after a man broke into the Ekho Moskvy radio station and stabbed her in the neck, the Russian station said in a statement on Monday.

Tatiana Felgenhauer, deputy editor-in-chief and cohost of a popular morning show for the station, was rushed to the hospital and has been breathing through a tube, according to the station's editor. The state-run TASS news agency said Felgenhauer is in a "serious condition," but according to Alexey Venediktov, Ekho Moskvy's editor, there's no threat to her life.

Ведущую Татьяну Фельгенгауэр ворвавшийся на Эхо мужчина. Ударил ножом в шею. Мужчина задержан.Татьяна госпитализирована.Ей поставлен катетер

"A man broke into Ekho for Tatiana Felgenhauer. Stabbed her in the neck. The man has been detained. Tatiana has been hospitalized. They've put a catheter in her."

Images posted online showed that the attacker had been detained by the station's security guards. He has been handed over to the police and an investigation is underway, Ekho Moskvy reported.

Man detained at the scene after @t_felg, Ekho Moskvy deputy editor in chief, was attacked with a knife. Pics:…

The attack on Felgenhauer came less than two weeks after state-owned Russia-24 carried a show in which it called Ekho Moskvy a foreign agent. Felgenhauer was specifically identified during the show.

Less than 2 weeks ago, Russian state TV attacked @EchoMskRu as foreign agent, naming @t_felg, who was stabbed today…

Ekho Moskvy, which is known for its independent journalism and has often published searing criticism of the Kremlin, has been a target in the past. Earlier this year, Yulia Latynina, host of a weekly show on Ekho Moskvy and a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, fled Russia following a series of attacks.

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