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Lugovoi's Daughter Attacked in Her Pub

The daughter of a man whom British authorities suspect of poisoning a Kremlin critic was beaten up in a drunken brawl in the Moscow pub she owns, the tabloid reported Thursday.

Tatyana Lugovaya, 24, was assaulted by an inebriated visitor who refused to pay the bill in the downtown Ded Pikhto on Valentine's Day on Monday, the report said.

Lugovaya tried to reason with the man, but he insulted her, hit her in the face and pelted her with cutlery he grabbed off a nearby table, the tabloid said.

The waiters called police, but the man and his friends had calmed down, paid the bill and left before a patrol arrived. Lugovaya still filed a complaint against the attacker, whose name was withheld.

Lugovaya's father, Andrei, a former Federal Security Service officer-turned-State Duma deputy, was implicated in the 2006 killing of his fellow colleague Alexander Litvinenko, an outspoken Kremlin critic who was poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. Lugovoi denied accusations and refused to go to Britain for questioning.

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