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Russian Opposition Activist Attacked on Campaign Trip

Dmitry Taralov

A Russian activist who works with opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hospitalized after being attacked while on a campaign trip in Russia's Far East.

Navalny posted a photograph on his website that appears to show Dmitry Taralov lying on the ground and being kicked by two men.

Navalny said Taralov was hospitalized with a concussion and broken front teeth after Sunday's attack in the port town of Magadan.

A member of Russia's parliament from the Far East, Irina Yarovaya, asked police to find those responsible for the attack, the TASS news agency reported.

Russia's opposition has been shut out of national politics, but is trying to get its representatives elected to regional legislatures.

Taralov works in a fund set up by Navalny to investigate and expose official corruption in Russia.

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