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Noted Journalist Dies in Accident

Mark Deutsch

A respected Russian political journalist who exposed the rise of modern Russian Nazi movements has drowned while vacationing in Indonesia with his family.

Mark Deutsch, 67, known for his book about the rise of the Russian far-right movement, ran into trouble while swimming with the daughter of a friend.

He was able to push her closer to the beach, saving her life, before being swept away by a wave himself, Russian News Service radio reported, citing his widow Ksenia Deutsch.

A critical political writer, Deutsch worked for Radio Liberty and Moskovsky Komsomolets. He is known for being the author of the book "The Brown Shirts," in which he wrote about the rise of far-right and anti-Semitic movements in the country.

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