Russian police car.
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A yeshiva student was badly beaten in Moscow on Tuesday, the Interfax Russian news agency reported. The victim was identified as Shlomo (Fyodor) Romanovsky, a student of the Torat Haim yeshiva
"The attack occurred twenty meters from the entrance to the yeshiva, where Romanovsky was returning from Moscow, in the early hours of December 2. The victim said three attackers, who spoke to each other in a language that was not Russian, did not demand anything and attached him right away," the press service for the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) told Interfax.
The attackers hit the man in the head, supposedly with brass knuckles, according to the report.
"Shlomo crawled to the yeshiva, where an ambulance was called for him. But it took very long to arrive and the victim's condition was deteriorating, so a decision was made to take him to the Ramenskoye city hospital. The Russian Jewish Congress will provide all necessary assistance to the victim. In the hospital, he will be visited by Russian Jewish Congress President Yury Kanner," the Jewish umbrella group said.
According to RJC this is the first attack on a Jew in Russia this year, and police have already talked to the victim, but he cannot speak because of his injuries so it is not fully clear what happened yet, Interfax reported.