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Drunk Injures Journalist

Natalya Arkhiptseva, an employee of state-owned Russia Today television, was injured after a drunken St. Petersburg businessman shot her in the leg with an air gun in a Moscow restaurant, RIA-Novosti said.

The assailant, Sergei Virolainen, 35, was charged with hooliganism but not arrested. He attacked Arkhiptseva after she retorted to a drunken insult, the report said, adding that the incident took place on Oct. 9 but was only reported Sunday. 


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