Support The Moscow Times!

Israeli Injured, Robbed of $350K in Moscow — Reports Say

Svetlana Kholyavchuk / Interpress / TASS

An Israeli citizen visiting his son has reportedly been robbed in southeastern Moscow.

A police source told the RBC news website that the 62-year-old victim was hospitalized after he was hit in the head with a blunt object outside his son’s home on Thursday.

The unknown assailant made off with a bag containing $357,500 that the victim had withdrawn from a bank.

“He rode with his son to get the money. He was attacked when [the son] dropped off his father near their home entrance upon their return,” the outlet quoted the source as saying.

Police reportedly opened a criminal case into aggravated assault in the district of Vykhino-Zhulebino.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.