Russian authorities have foiled two assassination attempts against well-known media figures, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Saturday.
According to the organization, the targets of the planned attacks were the editor-in-chief of RT TV, Margarita Simonjan, and radio and television presenter Ksenija Sobchak. On Friday, authorities detained several members of the neo-Nazi group Paragraph 88 in Moscow and the Ryazan region, as well as those recruited by Ukrainian services to carry out planned killings, the FSB said.
Margarita Simonyan is one of the most influential faces and voices of the Kremlin in Russian media. Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of the late Anatoly Sobchak, a former mayor of St. Petersburg and a former political mentor of Russian President Vladimir Putin, runs a popular YouTube channel on whose broadcasts she frequently criticizes the Russian. authorities and launched a war against Ukraine last February. (MTI)