Overnight into Monday, an unknown individual broke into the editorial office of the Russian media project Snob and ‘completely trashed’ it.
“The person’s motives are unknown to us; at the moment, we cannot get into the office, as criminologists have been there since 9 am,” Kseniya Chudinova, editor-in-chief of snob.ru, said.
The team of the Russian TV channel Dozhd (Rain) invited five Snob journalists to work in their editorial office for a while.
According to Snob, the damage has not ben assessed yet. The editor-in-chief also notes that they may ask people for financial support because their computer equipment is in poor shape now.
It is not the first incident that has happened to Moscow journalists over the recent week. On June 6, Ivan Golunov was detained and beaten by the police. The special correspondent of Meduza is accused of attempted large scale drug sale. He faces from 10 to 20 years in prison. Colleagues and human rights activists believe the case to be a revenge for the investigations of Golunov and claim that the drugs were planted on him by the siloviki.