Nikolai Andrushchenko, a Russian journalist who was a huge critic of Vladimir Putin died on Wednesday night just six weeks after being mysteriously attacked in St. Petersburg.
Andrushchenko sustained multiple injuries from the attack that ultimately lead to his death.State news agency RIA Novosti reported Andrushchenko, 73, had been in a medically induced coma since the March 9 attack.
The people that attacked the journalist have yet to be identified. According to a report from the editor of RIA Novosti, Andrushchenko’s death was linked to corruption in St. Petersburg.
Andrushchenko was human rights activist. He was among the founders of Novy Peterburg, where he wrote about human rights issues and crime.
He was also a member of the St. Petersburg city council from 1990 until 1993.